Lord’s Prayer at the opening of Federal and State Parliaments

Lord’s Prayer at the opening of Federal and State Parliaments
All Australian Federal and State Parliaments and Legislative Assemblies open in prayer – with most using the Lord’s Prayer.

 

Parliament House Canberra (Lord’s Prayer)
http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Senate/Powers_practice_n_procedures/aso/so050
(page 1)

NSW Parliament House (Prayer)
https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/lc/rules/standingorders/Pages/profiles/10_prayer.aspx
(page 1)

Victorian Parliament House (Lord’s Prayer)
https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/2-legislative-assembly/articles/2450-fact-sheet-h2
(page 1)

Queensland Parliament House (Lord’s Prayer)
https://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/documents/tableoffice/notice_paper/2017/170323_NP.pdf
(article 51)

South Australian Parliament House (Lord’s Prayer)
https://www.parliament.sa.gov.au/LegislativeCouncil/BusinessoftheCouncil/StandingOrders/Pages/StandingOrders.aspx
(chapter 9)

Western Australian Parliament House (Prayer)
http://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/WebCMS/WebCMS.nsf/resources/file-lc-order-of-business/$file/LC%20Order%20of%20Business%20(Temporary%20Orders)%2018122016.PDF
(page 1)

Tasmanian Parliament House (Lord’s Prayer)
http://www.parliament.tas.gov.au/ha/SO&Sessionals.pdf
(page 24)

ACT Legislative Assembly (Prayer or Reflection)
http://www.parliament.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/827051/Members-Guide.pdf
(page 18)

NT Legislative Assembly (Lord’s Prayer)
https://parliament.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/391658/Report-on-the-Recommendation-the-Assembly-adopt-new-Standing-Orders,-April-2015.pdf
(page 86)

As at July 2018  There is a Greens motion to abolish The Lord’s Prayer at the beginning of Senate sittings which has passed the Senate and will now be considered by a Senate Committee.
http://phplist.family.org.au/?m=220&p=view&pi=ViewBrowserPlugin&uid=e2c1019407d72ecf0eb2c69b79064bff

See also :
https://atributetoaustralianchristians.wordpress.com/2017/03/25/victorian-and-queensland-parliament-houses/

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