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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Changing a Nation Through Prayer
National Day of Prayer & Fasting
25 February 2017
The National Day of Prayer & Fasting will be held on Saturday 25 February 2017 and will take place in public halls and churches all over Australia at the same time, between 10AM – 4PM. The National Day of Prayer and Fasting will be followed by a 40 Day Prayer & Worship relay starting on Ash Wednesday, 1 March to Sunday 9 April 2017. This is the same period as Lent so we can link with our brothers and sisters in Christ from other churches.
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James Condon, National Day Church Liaison Director, said, “The National Day of Prayer & Fasting is taking place on Saturday this year because we believe this will allow more churches and more people to take part and it better fits our strategy to multiply prayer across the nation. This allows for a much broader participation in prayer from individuals, worship teams, different churches and church leaders in every region participating on the day. Our vision is to link the various events through webcast all over Australia. See last year’s webcast here. This will allow all of us to be together from all over Australia from Perth to Sydney, Darwin to Adelaide and Cairns to Hobart.”
Melissa Haigh, National Day Event Support Coordinator, said, “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.” We pray that our friends and family members will find Jesus and that 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.”
Warwick Marsh, National Day Team Member, said, “You can participate in many different ways –
- Participate as an individual through prayer and receiving updates and attending a local prayer event. (Check website for details www.nationaldayofprayerorg.au )
- 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 by organising a regional interchurch collaboration for the National Day of Prayer & Fasting in your area from 10AM – 4PM Saturday 25 February 2017. NOTE: Applications for this close Friday 10 February 2017.”
Sue Tinworth, National Day team member, said, “You will also get an opportunity when you register, to sign up for the 40 Days Prayer & Worship Relay from 1 March to 9 April 2017. This year instead of fasting over this 40-day period, we are asking people to offer up a special sacrifice of 24/7 prayer, praise and worship to God in collaboration with Christian people from other churches. Our goal is to promote prayerful unity across the body of Christ. 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.” Join us as we pray for Revival and Transformation for Australia.”
For more information:
James Condon: 0478 301 468
Melissa Haigh: 0439 352 465
Warwick Marsh: 0418 225 212
Sue Tinworth: 0418 389 419
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