Monday, 8 April 2013

A Benediction for Australia

I wrote this benediction a few years ago.  I find it useful for worship services on (or on the weekends near) major national holidays in Australia.  Please feel free to use it.
 
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May the Creator of this vast continent, its islands and its reefs, strengthen our commitment to care for this land and for all the life it supports.    
Amen.
May Jesus the Christ, whose love embraces people of all races and cultures, enable us to promote the well-being of all who call Australia home - and the well-being of all who seek to do so.                                      
Amen.
May the Holy Spirit, who brooded over this Great South Land, inspire Australians of all faiths to continually engage in acts of audacious hope and extravagant love.  
Amen.
May the Trinity of Love: Creator, Redeemer, and Giver of Life bless us and keep us, now and forever.         
Amen.

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