Our trees are dying—
from bark beetles and drought and fires,
and from destroying the rain forests!
The creation cries out
and we refuse to hear!
Trees in our forests and on tree-lined streets in our towns and cities
Fires rage in our national forest and coastal canyons—
killing trees and destroying homes!
Claremont–“the city of trees and PhD’s”–
is losing its battle to save our trees as drought rages.
Forgive us, God, for failing to be responsible stewards
of your good creation!
Replace our greed and carelessness and apathy before it is too late!
Give us eyes to see and wills to care enough to act! Amen!