Great Creator Spirit, Lord God, Papa, Jesus,
We pray together unto you.
From nation to nation
Right across these lands now called Australia
From north, to east, to south, to west.
From coast, to forest, to desert, to city.
We are tuning in together on country.
For land and waters and sky,
For trees and plants and flowers,
For animals and fish and birds,
For hills and rocks and mountains,
For all peoples...
Jesus, we lament the injustice of the past
Jesus, we lament the ongoing injustice in the present
Jesus, we confess we have contributed to injustice
Jesus, we confess to having not loved our Aboriginal neighbour as you have called
Jesus, we thank you for the resilience, survival, and leadership of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
Jesus, we thank you that we have the opportunity for relationship and friendship
Jesus, we know we must do better
Jesus, we know we must make things right
Jesus, we ask for your guidance as we seek justice in our lifetime
Jesus, we ask you
To open our eyes to see as you see
To open our ears to hear as you hear
To open our minds to truth as you know
To open our hearts to love as you love
As a movement of people pursuing Jesus and justice
We come together for the common good
We discover common ground
We share in common grace
We long to embrace unity with diversity
May the beats of many hearts create a beautiful symphony
With each other, with all of creation, and with Jesus.
As we pray for justice to roll like the waves of the oceans that surround these lands now called Australia
We pray to #ChangeTheHeart of Australia.