RECONCILIATION WEEK 2022
Next week we acknowledge Reconciliation Week and pray that as a nation, indigenous and non-indigenous people can continue to heal, learn and grow together.
Almighty and loving God, you who created ALL people in your image, lead us to seek your compassion as we listen to the stories of our past.
You gave your only Son, Jesus, who died and rose again so that sins will be forgiven. We place before you the pain and anguish of dispossession of land, language, lore, culture and family kinship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have experienced. We live in faith that all people will rise from the depths of despair and hopelessness.
Heal the hearts of the broken, homeless, and afflicted and fill their spirits. In your mercy and compassion walk with us as we continue our journey of healing to create a future that is just and equitable.
Lord, you are our hope. Amen.
National Council of Churches in Australia (NATSIEC)