Sabbath Rest for the Land

Week 7: Sunday 20th October


Theme: Sabbath Rest for the Land

Scripture: Leviticus 25:1-7 & Luke 4:16-21




  • Read what aid agencies are saying about climate change (Tearfund, Christian Aid)
  • Read ‘Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About The World – And Why Things Are Better Than You Think’ by Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund
  • Read ‘Just Living’ by Ruth Valerio


  • Make a habit to pray for the world regularly, privately or in your missional community
  • Use the prayers listed below
  • Ask God to show you areas where you can bring hope in a grieving world


  • If you’ve not used up your allowance this year, book some holidays!
  • Imagine what you would do with a short career break


  • Use a carbon footprint calculator to find out more about the impact of your lifestyle
  • Make one change in your behaviour in October. Tell someone in church or your MC what you’ve done.


Prayer: Psalm 24 & A prayer for climate grief