The Moderator, Rev Dr Ian Tozer has given Pastoral Message and Prayer to the Uniting Church WA community following the results of Referendum on the First Nations Voice which took place on 14 October 2023.
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The text of the prayer is below:
O God of steadfast love and compassion,
You have made us in your image
so that we, too, may be people of love and compassion.
At this time when differences
in our country have been highlighted,
send your Spirit of Wisdom upon us,
so that we may take great care
in our interactions and conversations.
Now that the vote on the Voice is over,
open all hearts so that we may
treat each other with great respect,
whatever our views.
We pray for all of Australia’s First Peoples
and, in particular, the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress,
remembering our Covenant.
In all of our living, O God,
in all of our loving, O God,
in all of our listening, O God
may we be mindful of your call
for us to be agents of reconciliation
as we witness to your reconciling love for all creation
in Jesus Christ our Lord,
in whose name we pray. Amen.