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1996 Ararat - 'Prayer'
Image: Women Holding the Banner of the 1996 Ararat Women on Farms Gathering
Source: Museum Victoria
Gathering: 1996 Ararat Gathering
Author: This poem was taken from the book 'Gentle Rain on Parched Earth: Worship Resources for Rural Settings'. It formed part of the Ecumenical Worship Service at the Gathering, which was led by The Rev. Pam Wyley, Minister Uniting Church in Australia- Parish of Lake Bolac.
waiting for rain and new life.
dull green on the trees
near black soil
Over all the huge expanse of blue sky and warm sun,
Dull, dry earth
Waiting for living water and new life.
dull green waiting
near black fear
Over all, the huge arching, enormity of your
mysterious love, our Creator God
Leader: We pray for the land...(silence)
for our community...(silence)
and for each other...(silence)
We offer all these prayers in the name of Jesus who
taught us to pray-
Our Father in heaven
hallowed be your Name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done
on earth as in heaven
Give us our daily bread,
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us,
Save us in the time of trial and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory
now and for ever. Amen.
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Patch presented in 1996 by the Ararat Women on Farms Gathering committee for the Women on Farms Gathering perpetual banner. The theme for the Ararat Gathering was 'Keeping the Strength ...Images: 1
First displayed at the Women on Farms Gathering, Ararat 1996 in the 'baton changing' ceremony at the conclusion of the Gathering. It has been suggested that it may be the icon for this ...From: Ararat, Australia Images: 1