Creator God,
Forgive the short-sightedness and greed
that has led to this situation,
the living for today with no thought of tomorrow,
and the obsession with material possessions
at the cost of spiritual values.
Forgive the massive divide between rich and poor
which it has served to create,
and which makes any prospect
of resolving the issues involved so remote.
We hold it in trust:
Teach us to be wise stewards of creation.