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NAIDOC WEEK: 8-15 July 2018

8th Jul 2018

As we celebrate NAIDOC week let’s give thanks for the blessings of wisdom, creativity and deep spirituality from our Indigenous cultures.  
NAIDOC WEEK THEME 2018

Prayer for NAIDOC Week

Let’s all pause to give thanks for our Indigenous people and their care for the land and waterways of our great nation.

God of Holy Dreaming, Great Creator Spirit,
from the dawn of creation you have given your children the good things of Mother Earth.

You spoke and the gum tree grew.

In the vast desert and the dense forest, and in the cities
and at the water’s edge creation sings your praise.

Your presence endures at the rock at the heart of our Land.

When Jesus hung on the tree you heard the cries of all your people
and became one with your wounded ones: the convicts, the hunted, the dispossessed.

The sunrise of your Son coloured the earth anew, and bathed it in glorious hope.

In Jesus we have been reconciled to you, to each other and to your whole creation.

Lead us on, Great Spirit, as we gather from the four corners of the earth;
enable us to walk together in trust from the hurt and shame of the past
into the full day which has dawned in Jesus Christ.

Amen.