Stories and Comments 2015

Stories and Comments 20152015-02-11T09:35:36+11:00

Different Pre-events

QLD Day of Prayer & Fasting

Photos on Flickr
YouTube clip Andy Chapman and family lead worship at QLD DOPF

QLD.6 resizedPiper, David Rowsome, leads Prayer Walk out of Parliament House to Speakers Corner for the Brisbane Bible Reading Marathon. 

This was a great success. It took 74 hours to read the Bible aloud from cover to cover continuously day and night. Each person read for 15 mins. Take a look at the photos on the Facebook page.

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Matt Prater, Chairman of National Day of Prayer & Fasting Organising Team kicks off the Marathon.

Carol Prater reads from Isaiah in the Brisbane Bible Reading Marathon

Jason Rawlings, Coordinator of the event, finishes reading from Revelation 21 and 22.

Jason Rawlings


New South Wales

NSW Day of Prayer & Fasting
We met in the Parliament House Theatre where a group regularly prays for the Government. It went really well. We had Pastor David Chen stand in for Warwick Marsh who was sick and he gave a talk on the marvellous work he is doing for the Lord through the Chinese church. What a great man to bring unity.

Robyn Butt and I spoke about the Bible Breakthrough event and then Peter Dunn gave a talk about God’s move in NSW. We had between 40-50 people gather into groups for prayer. We found the Lord covered many topics especially Godly government and youth. People were given a chance to share their prophetic words at the end. There was an emphasis on global change coming this year but nothing specific from what I can remember.

God bless
Diane Taylor

Liverpool City
This was the first time for such as event in our city. We all had a wonderful time together. We basically followed the sample service.  It went very well.

We had about 20 people come including 6 pastors who all took part and people from 10 different churches in the area.

One pastor who has been in Liverpool for 30 years said that some significant breakthrough had come because he had never experienced such unity in the churches before in Liverpool.

To date unity in the churches of Liverpool has been very difficult despite some very faithful people who have persevered trying to encourage unity despite difficult odds.  But we all had a sense that the Lord was birthing something new today. It was great to work with Pastor John Keane, the chair for the combined churches in Liverpool. Thanks John.

We did believe that being part of something bigger really helped with other events happening at the same time. I told them that others were praying for our gathering and they were very encouraged.

Rev Anne Hibbard

Illawarra Day of Prayer & Fasting
On Saturday 7th February,  the church community in Wollongong gathered together to pray for 6 hours between 10AM-4PM. We had a truly amazing time with about an average of 60 in attendance and approximately total attendance of 120-150 throughout the day with half staying for the full 6 hours. Five different worship teams led in Praise & Worship. About 15 key church leaders participated and led different prayers.

Click here to view photos of the event.

During the Illawarra Christian Heritage & History part of the day, a video interview between Jeff Stacey (Bible Teacher) and Warwick Marsh (National Day of Prayer & Fasting) was shown to remind people of the tremendous things that God had done in Illawarra and more importantly to remind us of God’s love for Illawarra.

More photos on the Facebook page.

As one positive outcome of the Illawarra Prayer Day: the Shellharbour Community Church will hold a prayer service aligning with National Day of Prayer & Fasting.
The prayer & fasting event will be held from 12-4pm.

All are welcome to attend and take an active part in the day.
The format for the day is as follows:
12pm to 1pm: Praise and Worship, Opening address and prayers, National Anthem
1pm to 2pm: Prayers of Thanksgiving for Australia’s Christian Heritage
2pm to 3pm: Prayers of Confession and Repentance
3pm to 4pm: Destiny Declarations

Throughout the afternoon there will be praise and worship, times for group praying, and prayer line opportunities for those who wish to pray as our Lord prompts.

For more information on this Shellharbour event, please email Alison Jessup at

South Australia

The meeting in Adelaide on Saturday 7th February was attended by 170 people from across most denominations. The presence of the Lord was tangible as we opened with the singing of the national anthem which then led into a powerful time of worship. Prayers were declared in unity over our State and Nation, times were spent in small groups interceding, and the YouTube clips provided by the NDOPF team were shown.

We were blessed to be part of a national initiative to pray for our nation on that day.
God bless Australia!
Ps Jenny Hagger

We had a fantastic time of prayer here in Wandearah, South Australia – 2 hours went so quickly!! We had spontaneous songs along the way and prayer covered –

1. Nation and Govt leaders
2. Leaders of Local area
3. Media
4. Righteousness over lawlessness
5. Terrorism
6. Missionaries & Evangelists
7. Revival
8. All present for each other

It was great!! We had 23 of us with some great prophetic people present.
God bless
Wendy Joyce (see you in Canberra this weekend)