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Once again, Fiona Patten is attempting to remove the Lord's Prayer from the Victorian Parliament. She will move a motion in the Legislative Council on 4 August to remove the prayer, and proposes to replace it with “a moment of silent religious observance or reflection” each sitting day.

Make no mistake, this isn’t about religious freedom and inclusivity. It’s the removal of God from one of the most important institutions in our society.

The Lord’s Prayer has a legitimate place in Parliament and has been part of parliamentary process since 1918. It is symbolic of the Christian ethos underpinning Western civilisation that has fostered free and prosperous societies, including our liberal democracy.

Take action today

Using the form below, please write a message to your Upper House and Lower House MPs to urge them to keep the Lord's Prayer in Victorian Parliament – it will only take a couple of minutes. Some wording has been provided for you but feel free to adjust it as you see fit. Be concise and respectful.

As always...

The salutation at the start and your name at the end will both be appended automatically. Please don't add these to the letter below, eg please do not address the email “Dear MP's name”.

When you complete your name and address in the box below, your letter will be directed to Members of both the Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly.

Thank you for taking action today to keep the Lord's Prayer in Victorian Parliament.