Australia holds a day of Prayer and fasting for the breaking of the drought and to quench the fires

Australia are holding a National Day of Prayer & Fasting on Saturday 22 February 2020.  Over 70 locations Australia-wide will celebrate the day with combined church gatherings for prayer, repentance, worship and celebration between 10AM – 4PM, with hundreds of other smaller prayer meetings all around the nation. 

Their theme for 2020 is “Together for the Glory of God.” Inspired by Romans 15:6, “Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

In particular they will be continuing to pray for the full breaking of the drought - some rain has fallen but they need 6 months of above average rainfall to really see the drought break across the whole nation. Last year 2019 was the lowest rainfall year on record with only 277.6 mm.

They will also be pray for the quenching of the fires, those people affected by them and those people assisting in their recovery. There will be a minutes silence on the day as they remember those who gave their life fighting the fires, those who died or were injured and give thanks for the many miracle escapes that occurred across the nation. 

They say "We urgently need to see a move of God. Our foundation scripture is 2 Chronicles 7:14, ‘If my people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.’

The National Day of Prayer & Fasting is an opportunity for us as a nation to ‘Storm the throne of Grace,’ as John Wesley said, and cry out for a National Awakening to Christ. Just like Jesus, we need to experience the ‘power of the Spirit’ for both ourselves and our nation.

Let us join in prayer with our brothers and sisters on this day at this important time.

 

17 Feb 2020

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