The scriptures speak to us from Isaiah 52:7;

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God Reigns”.

Our Creator God, you have reminded us through the words of Isaiah, That you are the God of all creation
And in that you show forth you love, your peace and your goodness in abundance.

Right now though, our Creator God, we as a collective nation are crying, hurting, grieving and struggling with fear
and anxiety from the Coronavirus and are desperately in need of the healing and the loving touch that can only come from your hand.

As the First Peoples we recognised and lived in your abundant love and grace for millennia
And our relationship with you was imbedded in the love and respect that we shared.

Therefore, we as First People of this Country, to whom you gave this Country too before time immemorial,
now cry out to you on behalf of this Nation, to once again shine the light of your love, healing, blessing, care and peace
upon us all, as we face the challenge of the Coronavirus.

Our Creator God, you are the Great Physician, you are the Great Healer, you are the Great Comforter, cover this nation with your goodness, and bring about complete restoration, so that with our united voices and hearts we might once again declare, “Our God Reigns”.


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Uncle Mark Kickett is a Noongar man from the south west of Western Australia. He was ordained into the ministry of the Baptist Church in the early 1990s and has ministered churches in Brisbane, Perth, Broken Hill, and Kalparrin.  He has worked in Government, Community Services, and Churches and has recently served as the State Development Officer for the Uniting Aboriginal & Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) in South Australia and as of April 2020, is the UAICC National Interim Chair. Uncle Mark is father to five adult children and is passionate about sharing the gospel story, Reconciliation, and empowering young Aboriginal people to grow in their faith and leadership skills.