While praying for a location to hold an Illawarra New Year’s Day prayer gathering Patrick Steele, from Shellharbour NSW, felt God showed not just one but seven locations in this order: Wollongong Head Lighthouse, Hill 60, Windang Island, Bass Point, Saddleback Mountain, Mount Kembla & Box Hill. At each location there was a person holding what looked like an Olympic torch with a large flame. Patrick in prayer saw the seven locations as his view zoomed out into space looking down at Australia and flames were lighting up from east to west.

He felt moved by God that this was now a vision for a national call to prayer and he contacted Warwick Marsh the coordinator of Australia’s National Day of Prayer and Fasting to share the vision. Patrick felt God was showing him a prayer relay across Australia but he wasn’t clear on how to stagger the timing of the gatherings; Warwick suggested sunrise which made perfect sense as the time gradually moves from east to west so the wave of prayer would follow the pattern of the vision. Warwick shared the vision with Indigenous Elders Ps Peter Walker and the National Day of Prayer and Fasting team. They gave unanimous endorsement to the vision. The rest is now up to you.