Wednesday Prayer: Rev David Baker, Moderator of the Synod of Queensland

Loving God, you are revealed in Jesus Christ, in whom you became one with us.
Remind us of Your solidarity with us in all the vagaries of our lives.
Strengthen our confidence in You so that we may act with wisdom and grace;
Assuage our fears, that we may be strength and hope for others.
We lift up to you all those responsible for decision-making regarding this pandemic.
Lead them by your Spirit.
We pray for those who are vulnerable and marginalised; for those whose lives have been profoundly disrupted; that through this crisis, our societies may especially care for them.
We pray for those who are grieving the loss of people they loved;
We pray for our time in isolation; may we truly love one another.
Above all we thank you for the rich heritage we enjoy in this country;
may we act as those who are aware of the future we are building for others. Amen.