Genesis 1:21 (ESV)

‘So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good’.

Gracious God, we praise You and thank You for the beauty, wonder and diversity of the animal Kingdom you have created. We marvel at the variety of species You have created in the air, on land and in the sea. And yet sadly, we acknowledge that humankind has threatened the very existence of many of these amazing animals who were born to roam free in the wild. We give thanks for all conservation agencies and charities who strive to protect endangered species. As Chanua, a black Rhino, begins her 7,000 mile journey to a new home in a protected conservation area, we give thanks for the teams of people who have made this possible and are committed to preventing the extinction of the black Rhino. Lord God, we pray that Governments and authorities will do all they can to protect all species of wild animals and may we in turn, do all we can to support conservation agencies, both here and overseas. May we truly be responsible and caring Stewards of Your Earth. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.