Prayers for the Drought

Prayer for the Drought We pray for the land we hear the promise you have spoken in Isaiah of the refreshment of the creation; of water in the desert, of renewal for the land, of hope, of life. We name our simple need – rain for our thirsty land. Our tanks and dams are nearly…

A Prayer for Economic Justice

God of justice and compassion, whose light shines into our hearts and into our nation’s halls of power, strengthen our faith as we acknowledge the enormity of our task: to include all in the prosperity of this land. We pray for your spirit of generosity in challenging greed and neglect. Give us your grace to…

How to perform an ‘Acknowledgement of Country’

A ‘Welcome to Country’ or an ‘Acknowledgement of Country’ – What’s the difference? A Welcome to Country is a ceremony performed by Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people to welcome visitors to their traditional land. It can take many forms, depending on the particular  culture of the traditional owners. It can include singing, dancing, smoking…

A Prayer of Indigenous Peoples, Refugees, Immigrants, and Pilgrims

A Prayer of Indigenous Peoples, Refugees, Immigrants, and Pilgrims Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we come before you as many parts of a single body. people drawn from every tribe, every nation, every language; some indigenous—peoples of the land; some refugees, immigrants, pilgrims—people on the move; some hosts, some guests, some both hosts…

Prayers for Eradicating Poverty

Prayers for Eradicating Poverty Creator God, Your image is alive in every human person giving to each of us an inviolable dignity. Create in us a desire to act in solidarity, the ability to work together, and a willingness to share with others our time, our energy, our skills and talents and our wealth. As…

A Prayer for Asylum Seekers & Refugees

A Prayer for Refugee Week Just Salvos Congregation: Beneath our radiant Southern Cross, we’ll toil with hearts and hands; God, we recognise that it is you who created this land. God, we recognise that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples were the First Nation Peoples of what we now call Australia. We recognise that we…

Short Prayers for Young People

SHORT PRAYERS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE The Jesuit Institute Live Simply Compassionate and loving God, you created a beautiful world for us to share: Give us the desire to live simply, so that our lives show your generosity. You made us responsible for the earth: guide us so that those who come after us may enjoy…

May God bless you with discomfort – A Franciscan Prayer

A Franciscan Prayer for Justice May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart. May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace. May God bless you…

For Cities

A prayer for Cities God of heaven and earth, in your Word you have given us a vision of that holy city to which the nations of the world bring their glory. Look upon and visit the cities of the earth. Renew the ties of mutual regard that form our civic life. Send us honest…

On Creation – Walter Bruggemann

On Creation – Walter Bruggemann   Yours – we gladly attest – is the kingdom, the power, and the glory. Yours – we gladly assert – are the heavens and the earth.   It is you who has made all that is, sun, moon, stars, rivers, forests, minerals, birds, beasts, fish – and us.  …

Giver of All Good Gifts – Walter Bruggemann

Giver of Good Gifts – Walter Bruggemann You are the God who feeds and nourishes. You are the God who assures that we have more than enough, and we do not doubt that you satisfy the desire of every living thing. Even in such an assurance, however, we scramble for more food. After we have…

‘Prayers for Justice’ Resources

Below you will find a list of Social Justice related prayers for use in meetings or even your personal devotions. We are always looking to add to these resource so we welcome suggestions. Prayers for the Drought – Various Prayers for Peace – Various Prayers for Eradicating Poverty – Various Prayers about Human Trafficking –…

The World for God

The World for God I love The Salvation Army Yearbook. Many of my friends tease me for my over-excitement at receiving a Yearbook on my desk. For those of you who have not yet experienced this gem, the Yearbook is a publication which includes statistics, details of programs and success stories from The Salvation Army…