First reading: 2 Kings 5:1-14
Psalm: Psalm 30
Second reading: Galatians 6:(1-6), 7-16
Gospel: Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
After this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to come.
And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful,
but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.
Go your way; behold, I send you out
as lambs in the midst of wolves.
Dear Lord, we take the opportunity during NAIDOC Week, 7-14 July, to express our thanks to you for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters. We pray that you will help the people of Australia to listen to them and respect their culture and make the knowledge of you grow strong in all people.
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. It is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.