By Kamau Akili
Founding member and past ET president
Almighty God, Creator of all living things, living and non-living:
We know that the Earth is precious to you
and we are aware that some of our activities
are destroying your handiwork.
Grant us the knowledge to recognise fully the damage that is being done to our environment and the wisdom to find solutions to prevent or reduce the great harm that we are doing to Mother Earth.
Please give us the strength and the courage to persevere in our efforts to save our island Tobago, and by extension to our Planet Earth.
Help us to function as guardians of this jewel of the Universe because we know that its destruction also heralds our own doom. It is our hope and our prayer that we can pass on to future generations a better environment than the one we currently enjoy.
This prayer was written for and read at the first Annual General meeting of Environment Tobago in 1996. We now begin all our meetings with it.