The Lord’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

there is debate right now on the relevance of the lord’s prayer being recited at the beginning of each day in the victorian parliament an attempt in the federal parliament to remove the lord’s prayer i opposed some 10 years ago this is the hand side from that time the late bishop john wilson bishop pastor friend and father i want to recognize what he did when i asked him to write a preamble for a petition with regards to the lord’s prayer his preamble draws the attention of the house to his practice this is what he wrote about praying the lord’s prayer we therefore ask the house to take consideration of the following we the undersigned the citizens of australia ask that the use of the lord’s prayer be retained by parliament as integral to good government and australia’s national heritage the prayer acknowledges our shared and common humanity under a caring god in a context of humility and respect it asks god to fulfill his just purpose for the truth for the earth it seeks from god the provision of our daily needs and requires by implication generosity on our path he confesses our need to be forgiven and to forgive it recognizes the law of corruption and our entanglement with evil from which we need to be delivered finally it places our lives and actions in an eternal perspective even for those who do not pray to god the recitation of these words at the beginning of the parliament allows a few moments for quiet reflection on our shared humanity our daily dependence on the good things of the earth our need to forgive and be forgiven the temptations of office and the broader perspective against which our efforts must be judged such a time is not wasted that’s just as i see it authorised by russell broadbent liberal party warrigal
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The Lord\'s Prayer

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