Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Does God Listen to Politicians?




Parliamentary Prayers have again become a bone of contention in #Australia. The Greens senator Richard di Natale,  is calling to have the prayers scrapped.


The acting Greens leader announced on Tuesday that when Parliament returns in February, he will move to end the reading of prayers at the start of each sitting day. Read  SMH  report : 

For the brave of heart there are mosh pits of discussion to explore this issue. Ozpolitic

So, lets' have a look at the prayers used in our Parliament and see how much they have influenced political behaviour.

Almighty God, we humbly beseech Thee to vouchsafe Thy blessing upon this Parliament. Direct and prosper our deliberations to the advancement of Thy glory, and the true welfare of the people of Australia.




Our Father, which art in Heaven: Hallowed be Thy Name.


Thy Kingdome come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in Heaven.


 Give us this day our daily bread.

 And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us
"The idea that we would plead for the deferral of executions of people who murdered 88 Australians is distasteful to the entire community," Mr Howard said.
"I find it impossible myself as an Australian, as Prime Minister, and as an individual, to argue that those executions should not take place when they have murdered my fellow countrymen and women.

And lead us not into temptation;

 but deliver us from evil:
 For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen

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