14 September, 2006 Prayer to mark the beginning of the legal and
political campaign to save the life of Scott Anthony Rush.
You are a God of justice and mercy. Please listen to our prayer.
May the life of our son and the other young Australian citizens
be spared? In his final sentence may Scott receive a penalty
that fits his crime in accordance with Indonesian law and
comparative justice. We pray that the disproportionate sentence
he received and which not even the prosecutors asked for, be set
We come from Australia and Indonesia is our next door neighbour.
We enjoy the friendship of many Indonesian people and thankful
We pray that the Australian Government uphold and advocate a
value that lies at the heart of both our democracies – Respect
for Human Life. We pray that the Australian Government express
its declared international position that it is against the
imposition of the Death Penalty forcefully clearly and without
We pray that in this final legal process our son may be
delivered from the Death Penalty to life and receive a just
penalty that reflects the principle that the punishment fit the
We ask this, Lord, trusting in your justice with humble and
contrite hearts. Amen