Join with Christians from across these lands now called Australia to pray for creation and climate justice.
Gathering with others to pray for change is a wonderful thing. We pray to ask God to guide us with wisdom, give us courage to act and help us follow Jesus’ call to love our neighbours.
This online prayer vigil will be held the night before the #FundOurFutureNotGas actions and in support of School Strike 4 Climate, Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network, Australian Youth Climate Coalition and others, to respond to the voices of the younger generations crying out for climate justice. They ask us to join them in calling on the government to use COVID-19 recovery funds to create clean jobs that care for country, climate and our communities. Recovery funds should not be spent on gas and other damaging fossil fuel projects.
Aboriginal Christian leaders have historically called prayer gatherings prior to a march or rally and then cover the event in prayer during the march or rally. In this tradition we seek to watch, pray and act together and online.
Register to the right and you will receive an email with a link to join the online prayer vigil. The vigil will take place using Zoom.
Date and Time: Thursday 24 September 7pm - 8.30pm AEST
Where: Online via Zoom - Sign up to get the Zoom link sent to you on the day
Holding a vigil space
Our vigil will be live, participatory and multi-generational. Joining from our homes we will create and hold a space for our prayers, together.
We invite you to turn on your camera so you are visually present, and place something special in view. This could be a candle, a plant, flowers, a cloth, an object or symbol that is important to you as you watch, pray and act on creation care and climate justice. You might also like to have a beloved pet with you.
We will receive spoken, visual and sung contributions from people of diverse places and ages. There will be opportunities for you to share your prayers using the Zoom chat function.
Wear the colour yellow
SS4C and Seed request that those who participate in the #FundOurFutureNotGas actions wear the colour yellow. We will take screenshots on the night.
How to join the online vigil
- Fill in the registration form on the right
- You will receive an email with a link to join the online prayer vigil
- Click the link in the email to open Zoom to join the online prayer vigil
On Friday 25 Sept post a selfie to show your participation
Simply wear yellow, show a sign with the words “fund our future not gas”, and post a selfie and tag @commongraceaus. We will share your pics to our stories.
Gather as together we WATCH, PRAY, ACT for creation and climate justice.
Sydney, NSW 2000
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