The National Centre for Evangelisation acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.
We pay our respect to the Elders past, present, and emerging, for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples across the nation.
We acknowledge the deep spiritual attachment and relationship of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to this country and commit ourselves to the ongoing journey of Reconciliation.
Prayer for Reconciliation
God of all creation,
as we journey together in this Great South Land,
we pray for healing, forgiveness and unity,
creating a path of good will, with justice and compassion.
Jesus, through the power of your love,
you have given us the courage, wisdom and strength
to share our gifts and talents in humility.
In peace and understanding we reconcile with each other.
Creator Spirit, we come together in prayer and thanksgiving
for the many blessings we have received.
Allow your Spirit to wash over us
and give us strength to walk together as one.
Image: 'Christ Our Joy' was painted by Amunda Gorey, Alice Springs
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