Aussie, Intercession, Lent & Cross

Facing Injustice Slander Imprisonment

Litany for those facing injustice, slander, and false imprisonment (written in response to the Trial of Jesus before the Sanhedrin, Mark 14:53-65)   Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.   Lord Jesus, by your unjust arrest, by your silence in the face of false accusation, and by your telling of the truth when it mattered most: Save…

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Aussie, Urban

Love & Lament For Straya

Love And Lament On Australia Day   Dear God, Thanks for ‘Straya’. For cricket and barbies at the beach, For the bush and the open sky, for our simmering summer! I truly do love Your ‘land of the long weekend’.   Today I am filled with love and lament for ‘Straya’.   I pray for those who ‘Straya’ has hurt: For…

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Aussie, Intercession

An Australia Day Prayer

God of grace, God of life, hear the cries from the heart of Australia: The cry of the farmers, struggling for survival in the face of change and uncertainty, seeking direction, shaping the future. The cry of the cities, busy and noisy, with so many people who need to learn to live together in peace. The cry of Aboriginal communities,…

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Aussie, Old Age

An Old Man’s Song

What else can I do, a weak old man, but sing hymns of joy to you God? If I were a magpie, I would do it the magpie’s way. If I were a brolga, I would do it with elegant dance. But I am a thinker, so I will praise God not just with my lips but with mind and…

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A Prayer By Mary McKillop (1871)

In you, O God, I take shelter let me never be disappointed. In your justice, rescue me, deliver me. Turn your ear to me and save me! Be mine, O mountain of strength! Send your decree – deliver me, for you are my rock, my fortress! For you alone are my hope, God my sovereignI have trusted you since my…

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For Australian Defence Forces

Eternal God, the only source of peace, We pray for all who serve in the defence force of this land. Give them courage and comfort in danger, Patience in waiting, and discipline in the just use of force. Help us to seek for all people The freedom to serve you and each other in compassion and peace. We ask this…

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A Prayer For Australia

Lord Of All, Creator of Australia, We bring our gratitude for the diversity and wealth of this land and its people; for its weathered old mountains, fertile valleys, and vast plains, for its riches of soil, forest, land, fruit and food, for the first Australians, who know and love this land deeply, for the diverse people who now call Australia…

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Aussie, Blessing

May God Bless You With Foolishness

May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, superficial relationships, so that you will live deeply and truly.   May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people so that you will work for justice, equality and peace.   May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection,…

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Australia Day Prayer

We bless you, God of the universe, for this land, for its contrasts of landscape and climate, for its abundance of wealth and opportunity. We bless you for our history, with all its struggles in adversity, its courage and hope. Give us in our diversity tolerance and respect for each other and a passionate commitment to justice for all. Bless…

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‘The Redfern Prayer’ by Pastor Ray Minniecon

God of our Dreaming. Father our all Aboriginal nations in Australia. You have lived among us since time immemorial. We have always known You. You gave this land to our Aboriginal nations. You have not dispossessed us nor destroyed us. People from other lands, who do not understand our unique culture, our unique lifestyle and our unique heritage have come and…

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