Media Release 2020

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NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER & FASTING – SAT 22 February 2020

PRAYING FOR MORE RAIN & THE FULL QUENCHING OF THE FIRES

The National Day of Prayer & Fasting will be held 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. 

The 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.” On the National Day of Prayer & Fasting a live web stream will be broadcast from outside Parliament House, Canberra with live crosses to capital cities which will allow people from all over Australia to be joined together in prayer for the nation.

In particular we want to continue to pray for the full breaking of the drought in our nation. Some rain has fallen but we 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. Watch the send the rain in Jesus Name Prayer Video.  

We also need to pray for the quenching of the fires, those people affected by them and those people assisting in their recovery. We will have a minutes silence on the day as we 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. 

James Condon, Commissioner with the Salvation Army and Chairman of the National Day of Prayer & Fasting Executive Team said, “Our overarching prayer on this day of prayer is for a National Awakening: for Revival and Transformation for our nation and for great multitudes to find Christ. 

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.’

   

Warwick Marsh, Coordinator for the National Day of Prayer & Fasting said, “We are excited to announce that the Governor General, David Hurley will take part in the Canberra Celebration to honour the Rural Fire Services and the emergency services and pray for those affected by the fires. We hope he will also be able to pray a blessing on the nation. We need to pray against the Coronavirus too. John Wesley the famous revivalist from the 1700s said, ‘Have you any days of fasting and prayer? Storm the throne of grace and persevere therein, & mercy will come down.’ 

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. What better way than to Pray and Fast! We would greatly appreciate it if you could pass this invitation on to other prayer leaders and churches in your region and beyond.”

National Day of Prayer & Fasting Participation & Resources schedule: 

  1. YouTube Video promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2E17qFfb7I 
  2. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nationaldayofprayerandfasting 
  3. Participate as an individual or group. Register at: www.nationaldayofprayer.org.au   
  4. National Day of Prayer & Fasting resources and prayer points here: https://www.nationaldayofprayer.org.au/resources/posters  

National Day of Prayer & Fasting interview Schedule: 

Commissioner James Condon, Chairman – National Day of Prayer & Fasting: Mobile – 0478 301 468

Warwick Marsh, Coordinator of National Day of Prayer & Fasting: Mobile – 0418 225 212

www.nationaldayofprayer.org.au 

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