Prayers of the people
God of peace,
we pray for our world where there are so many places
and situations that do not know peace.
For the Kurds on the Syrian border caught up
in the political battle between other countries,
and all places of conflict.
For the people of the UK
as they try to plan for a future amidst the uncertainty of Brexit
and all places where politics dominates, rather than governs.
For the Right to Know campaign here is Australia,
that we may know what is being done
and what is happening to our fellow citizens
and for freedom of the press everywhere.
May we speak out and stand strong, may we not be dismayed.
May we remember to stay the course, and live in your way.
God of faithfulness,
We pray for the church
That the churches with their unimaginable wealth and power
will focus on you and your way rather than on themselves.
That people of faith may set an example in the way we listen to
and respect the wishes of Indigenous people all around the world.
That our church here in Brunswick
may be a place of hope and inspiration in our community.
May we remember your faithfulness and take heart.
May we be strong and offer your love as we live out our faith.
God of compassion,
who shows us what love is,
who makes room for everyone to sit at the table,
We pray for our community,
for those of us who are ill,
for those of us who are troubled,
for those of us who grieve.
May we listen to each other and respond,
may we be a community of love.
No matter how long it takes, we know that justice will come,
in the world, in the church and in our community.
Justice will come, so:
Let us fight the good fight.
Let us finish this race we run with you.
Let us keep the faith.
by Kirsty Bennett, offered for worship, 27/10