A prayer for the G7 summit

The nations that are meeting in June as part of G7 include Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Of these nations, all seven are top-ranked countries for the highest net wealth per capita, all are leading export countries, and five are on the list of top 10 countries with the largest gold reserves.
(The Australian Prime Minister has been invited as a guest, because Australia is “integral to keeping regional stability afloat in the Indo-Pacific region”)

God, may they hear the old prophet,
and do what is required
of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan,
United Kingdom and United States,
because of they are part of the world
and because of their
great resources and power –

to do justice … even
when it does not serve self-interest,

to love the kindness
that changes today
and the years to come,

and, hardest of all, to walk humbly,
seeing the holy in every face
in every country on earth,
and in the face
of the earth itself. Amen.

(Source: Maren Tirabassi, Gifts in Open Hands)

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Rev Sandy Boyce is a Uniting Church in Australia Minister (Deacon) in placement at Pilgrim Uniting Church, in Adelaide CBD (12 Flinders St). This blog is mainly to resource worship planners for our services, but of course may be useful for others. We have some great writers of music, words for hymns and liturgy at Pilgrim, so this blog also includes their words.
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