The Australian Christian Lobby today welcomed news that the Lord’s Prayer will remain an important part of the federal Senate standing orders after the Procedures Committee found there was no reason to change it. 

“The ACL believes the Lord’s Prayer is significant in recognising Australia’s cultural heritage and tradition,” said managing director Martyn Iles. 

“Our nation was founded on Christian virtues and traditions and the Lord’s Prayer is an ever-present reminder to the Senate of that legacy.” 

“It has a legitimate place in the Senate as one of the founding standing orders from the beginning of Australian federal parliament in 1901.”