For broadcast on 2CH Sydney, 1 Sep 2013.
In his first public statement, Sydney’s new Anglican Archbishop, Dr Glen Davies, called for a more compassionate policy on asylum seekers. In his inauguration address, his first sermon in office, he emphasised the need to pray for the city of Sydney.
Dr Davies reminded the assembled politicians and dignitaries that Christians prayed for them in their churches regularly, since it was commanded in the Bible to do so. He said prayers were offered that political leaders would govern well, and in a way that would honour Jesus Christ.
He also enjoined prayer for the great city of Sydney, that its people might especially discover eternal life. And he encouraged the clergy and lay people of the Sydney Anglican Diocese to “pray that together we would make known the love of Christ … by our love for one another … borne by the Spirit of God and in answer to Jesus’ prayers.”
I’m Rod Benson for the NSW Council of Churches.