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Thursday, 17 November 2022 11:34

Praying for our Community

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.  

2 Thessalonians 3:16  NRSV


As a community, let us pray for those who have been affected by storms, floods, and disasters across our country. 

We pray for 

  • Towns and communities
  • Family and loved ones of those who have died
  • Local volunteers, and those who have traveled to areas to assist
  • Emergency services and First Responders
  • Medical professionals across our GP clinics, regional Hospitals and Health Clinics, and aged care facilities
  • Local leaders and professionals who are making key decisions
  • Disaster and Recovery chaplains who are ministering across all people
  • animals, birdlife, fauna & flora
  • Those who are holidaying in the areas, and are now caught up in unexpected circumstances
  • Professionals who are planning and rebuilding infurstructure which has been damaged, or completely destroyed
  • Local businesses who have opened their arms to those who are devastated, offering simeple meals, clothing, and attending to other physical needs
  • Local churches for who they themselves may be affected, but who are following God's call to love their neighbours unconditionally
  • Hope for the future as we witness the effects of climate change and human activity

"By the tender compassion of our God,

the dawn from on high will break upon us,

to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,

to guide our feet into the way of peace.” Luke 1:78-79

May peace prevail


Photo: Adelaide Hills after the Storm on 12/11/2022 Credit: Alice Stephenson 

Churches Together SA 


Prayer for those affected by the flooding

Look upon us, O God,

and see the floods that devastate so many parts of our country.

We bring to you the communities on the Lachlan, Murrumbidgee and Macquarie rivers, Molong, Eugowra, Condobolin, Forbes, Cowra, Gooloogong and all communities impacted by these floods.

Grant to those suffering at this time, peace, hope and understanding.

To those bringing comfort to the victims, strength, good judgement and compassion. 

Help all to work to bring new life to our damaged land and healing to all individuals and communities so damaged at this time.

We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.


Catholic Diocese of Bathurst



Flooded Crops in West. Photo credit: Lovleah






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