Prayer for Government

The previous 3 articles fuel my prayers for our three tiers of government: municipal, state and federal.

The Anglican Church in Tasmania has a monthly Diocesan Prayer Diary. Each day it includes prayer for different tiers and members of government. Today (day 4), we included prayer for members from the electorate of Bass: Federal – Sid Sidebottom and State – Brenton Best, Adam Brooks, Bryan Green, Paul O’Halloran and Jeremy Rockliff. These members were included in our prayers at St Peter’s Oatlands where I attended today as part of my prayer pilgrimage.

The following is a prayer for Government which is based on one from An Australian Prayer Book (1978) page 91.

Most gracious God, ruler of all the nations,
we pray for this governance of this municipality/state/nation, and
especially for the members of the . . . electorate:  . . .
Direct and prosper all their work
to the advancement of your glory,
and the safety and welfare of this country;
so that peace and happiness, truth and justice,
may be established among us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

See Praying 4 Parliamentary Leaders   and  Prayer Pilgrimage – week #6.

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