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Sermon: God’s priorities, according to the Prophet Jeremiah

It would take a great deal of faith to hold on to that hope while sitting in the ruins of Jerusalem, or while in exile in Babylon, just as much faith as it takes us to hold on to the hope of God’s justice when we look at the world around us. It is much easier to hold on to this hope in community than to try to do it alone and here in Australia, despite anything politicians or the media might say, we do have the great privilege of being able to meet together for worship and to share the words of God with each other. So let us encourage each other in our persistence, as we pray without losing heart. Amen. Continue reading

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Prayer for Western Heights Uniting Church

Loving God,
we know that ‘we, who are many, are one body in Christ,
and individually we are members one of another’.
Help us to continue to be that ‘one body’ in this difficult time. Continue reading

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Prayer for Epiphany

Prayers of Intercession for Epiphany. If you would like to make use of them, please do. Continue reading

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Prayer for the times: Climate Emergency and Bushfires

We hold in our hearts before you those who have lost homes and loved ones; those who have had to evacuate; … Continue reading

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Prayer for Christchurch

Help us to recognise racism and white supremacy in all its forms and to repudiate it utterly. Continue reading

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Prayer for the survivors and victims of child abuse

I’ve been trying to write a prayer for Sunday’s service in response to the news of the guilty verdict in George Pell’s trial. I was not sexually abused in the church, but news of the verdict still left me feeling sick … Continue reading

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Prayer: Remembering Black Saturday

We know that just as your share our joys, you also grieve with us in times of sorrow. Continue reading

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Praying for Melbourne

I have no words for my sadness at yesterday’s attack on Melbourne and particularly the death of Sisto Malaspina. So I offer again the prayer I wrote the last time Bourke Street was attacked. May God be with us all.

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Sermon: The church is called to pray

In recent years as the horrors of the Royal Commission have educated us about the dangers of the wrong sort of touch we have become a little scared of the right sort of touch. Continue reading

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A prayer for our beloved city

God, we make all these prayers together with your Son,
our Brother, Mother and Friend Jesus,
who we know is weeping with us today. Continue reading

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