National Weekend of Prayer, Reflection and Meditation on the Voice Referendum

Sep 6, 2023

NATSIAC has called on Anglicans to participate in a National Weekend of Prayer, Reflection and Meditation (NWPRM) on the upcoming Referendum on the Voice this coming weekend, commencing Friday 8 September.

The referendum will be held on October 14th.

Congregations can register to participate in NWPRM and receive information directly from the organisers here.

You can read a letter about this from Uncle Glenn Loughrey, the Chair of NATSIAC, here. The letter also contains a liturgy which you are able to use.

Over the three days, media events will be held in Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney (more details when you register above).

The prayer below was written by Sherry Balcombe.

Dear Lord

We pray for a bright and just shared future for all who call Australia home.
We ask that Your grace of acceptance and compassion will guide us.
Let the Creator Spirit lead our journey with the
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of this land.
May we share Your Spirit more deeply; celebrate the gifts You have given us.
Help us appreciate true harmony and peace just as our Old People did;
Keep us strong, make us resilient and remember us in this time.
Now is an opportunity to change our Nation’s history for the better.
Walk with us as we write a new chapter together and
may we be one in Your love.