Australian Prayer Leaders Call World to Pray and Fast for America
as US Vice President Visits Australia

For the fifth year in a row, Australia is calling the nations of the world to join with them to pray and fast for five days for America, from 30 April – 4 May 2017.

April 30 is America’s National Day of Repentance. May 4 is America’s National Day of Prayer. ‘For your Great Name’s Sake – Hear Us, Forgive Us and Heal Us’ is the theme for 4 May, 2017.

Promo Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dwpqby8fJK0

Wesley Leake, a member of the National Day of Prayer team said, “God has done amazing things in America since we began to pray and fast, but God can do greater things yet! We in Australia believe it is our turn to stand in the gap for the nation of America and pray for revival and transformation for the USA through prayer and fasting according to 2 Chronicles 7:14. The new administration cannot bring revival to America, only God can do that. We in Australia are grateful for the protection that America gave Australia and the nations of the free world during World War II. The Battle of the Coral Sea, fought by USA in 1942, was the turning point in the Second World War for Australia. Thank God for America!”

Ps Melissa Haigh, also part of the National Day of Prayer team said, “Abraham Lincoln, on 30 April 1863 called for a Day of ‘Humiliation, Prayer and Fasting’ at a time of great national crisis by Governmental decree which said, “We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God…We have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us! It behooves us then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness”.”

Haigh continued, “Unfortunately, today America is again in crisis because it has forgotten God.  America is in great danger from within and without. The situation in Australia is not much different. We in our nation have forgotten God and we are paying the price for our rebellion.”

Warwick Marsh, from the National Day of Prayer team said, “We welcome Vice President Pence to Australia and are thankful for his strong Christian conviction but we need what governments cannot do. America and Australia need revival and reformation. We need God. We invite you to join with us in five days of prayer and fasting for the USA. Together we can make a difference.”

Wesley Leake:   61 457 288 872

Melissa Haigh:   61 439 352 465

Warwick Marsh: 61 418 225 212

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The National Day of Prayer & Fasting 2018

The National Day of Prayer & Fasting will be held on Saturday 10th February 2018. The National Day of Prayer & Fasting in 2018 will be followed by a 40 Day Prayer & Worship Relay starting on Ash Wednesday, 14th February to Sunday 25th March 2018.

 Our vision is to link the various events through webcast all over Australia. To do this we are standardising the National Day of Prayer & Fasting prayer and worship celebrations to go from 10AM – 4PM right across Australia in each states particular time zone. This will allow most of us to be together from all over Australia for most of the time. We encourage each state to stick to the 10AM – 4PM times for combined prayer meetings irrespective of your time Zone.

There is great power in unified prayer. Psalm 133 says “When brethren dwell together in unity…  there the Lord commands a blessing even life for evermore.”

Our prayer focus is to see individuals, our churches and our nation experience an outpouring of the Holy Spirit as it says in Acts 2: 17,21. ”I will pour out my Spirit on all people… And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved.”

Our prayer is that our friends and family members will find Jesus and all our churches will thrive and grow.  We are also praying in particular for a new generation of young prayer warriors and young evangelists to arise.

2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “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.”

We would love your help to organize  regional interchurch collaborations of the National Day of Prayer & Fasting and 40 Day Prayer & Worship Relays in your area. Please confirm your interest to help when you register.

You can participate in four ways or all if you want to:

Participate as an individual through prayer and receiving updates and attending a local prayer event.

Participate as a prayer group in the National Day of Prayer & Fasting.

Ask your church to participate in the National Day of Prayer & Fasting.

Help us by organising a regional interchurch collaboration for the National Day of Prayer & Fasting from 10AM – 4PM Saturday 10 Febrauary 2018 in your area.

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The National Day of Prayer & Fasting 2016 was a great success.

Watch 12 mins of highlights from the Prayer Service in the Great Hall in Parliament House, Canberra on 7 February 2016

Watch this delightful DVD with its prayer for Australia from Prayercast.

This was released for the National Day of Prayer & Fasting 2015

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