Loving God, who supports and allows everything to live,
Bless this country, Australia, and all people who live here.
As NAIDOC Week comes to a close, we ask you to bless all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We thank you for their ongoing and eternal influence upon this country, having been the Indigenous voice for many tens of thousands of years, and being an ongoing voice of know-how and innovation in agriculture, science, art, music, and in technical, ecological and medicinal fields.
Help us to listen to, respect and appreciate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal people. Thank you for opportunities all around us to learn the ways of our nation’s first peoples, which are precious and important to all life in this Country.
For those of us with colonial origins, forgive us for our ignorance. But however much we know, or don’t know, about the Aboriginal world that intersects with ours, may we know your love and acceptance, just as our Aboriginal sisters and brothers know your love and acceptance.
May we work for a shared future.