Prayers of the people
Watch or 1.22.45 on the video
Please pray with us…
God of all creation, we pray for your people, the First Peoples of this land, created in your image, who have walked as one with the land and fashioned the world’s oldest continuous human culture,
yet still encounter ongoing ignorance, injustice and oppression.
May your justice roll down as healing waters.
God of hope, we pray for those who mourn and are grieving the loss of their land, their ancestors, their family members, relatives and friends. We especially think of those grieving the many lives that continue to be gone too soon, often in the prime of their lives. We also think of those young men and women uprooted from country and culture undergoing incarceration, that there may be hope.
May your justice and comfort envelope them as healing waters.
God of wisdom, we pray for our leaders – the leaders of this nation, our Communion, our community. May their decisions be just and lifegiving for those struggling to survive through years of trauma. May you help soften our collective hearts to acknowledge the realities of trauma, while also recognising First Peoples’ capacity for survival.
May your Spirit rain down as healing waters.
God of love, we pray for this resource rich-land as we mourn the ongoing violation of this, your creation. May we tread gently and let it be the earth you created it to be.
May wisdom rain down so we the people allow this land to heal and flourish.
In the next few moments of silence, lift those you wish to hold in God’s light….
God of grace and peace, hear our prayers and grant us the humility to walk alongside each other as you accompany us. May we lift our voices and live our holy calling to love one another and love your creation, now and always.
offered for worship by Tom and Valentina Satved-Leydon, 31/1/21, Aboriginal Sunday