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Amen, Mr Morrison. Amen

For the first time I can remember, the Prime Minister has talked about prayer.

Not the American-type-we are sending our thoughts and prayers – Scott Morrison addressing a Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast in Canberra said prayer could bring about nonpartisan unity by reminding MPs of their vulnerability and humanity.

I agree – I have seen that happen when people across the political divide sat down to pray together. For once we don’t focus on political differences but our joint reliance on God.

The Prime Minister quoted an American preacher when he said “the only prayers that you can be assured are never answered, are the ones that are never prayed”.

“I think that’s true and it’s a reminder of the importance of prayer,” the Prime Minister said.

Amen, Mr Morrison. Amen.

I’m Russell Powell for the NSW Council of Churches

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