Media Release 2021

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National Day of Prayer & Fasting to be led by Indigenous Christian Leaders on Saturday 27 February 2021

The National Day of Prayer & Fasting will be held on Saturday 27th February 2021. This will be our ten-year celebration. The theme for 2021 is to “Awake to Christ.” The scriptural theme is found in Ephesians 5:14, “Wake up sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”

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.” Church leaders Promo: https://youtu.be/rIH427DYxhI

The primary goal of the National Day of Prayer & Fasting (NDOPF) is to Glorify God!

    1. 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.”
    2. Our central prayer remains the same that Australia would experience Revival & Transformation and millions would come to Christ.
    3. Our personal prayer is that our friends and family members will find Jesus and all our churches will thrive and grow. We are also praying for a new generation of young prayer warriors and young evangelists to arise.
    4. Our overarching objective is through our prayers on the day all Australians will be blessed and prosper whether they be people of faith or no faith or peoples of other faith. The scripture (Genesis 22:18) is right to say through you, ‘all the Nations of the earth will be blessed.’
    5. The National Day of Prayer & Fasting is not just about us but about the wellbeing and betterment of Australia. It is our Christian opportunity to pray for our Parliamentary leaders, National Leaders & Church leaders as well as the ongoing safety and prosperity of our nation. The National Day of Prayer & Fasting is ultimately all about the greater good of all!

James Condon the Chairman of the National Day of Prayer & Fasting said, “This year to commemorate our Ten-Year Anniversary, the National Day of Prayer & Fasting team has asked Indigenous Christian Leaders to help lead the day. Bishop Philip Huggins, President of the National Council of Churches of Australia, is also offering support for this momentous occasion. This decision to ask help from our Indigenous brothers and sisters in Christ was also inspired by the success of Ps Peter Walkers (Pictured) very historic Indigenous led National Solemn Assembly on the 26-27 September 2020. Watch Day One here, and Day Two here.”

Ps Peter Walker, a well-recognised Indigenous elder said, “We invite you to join us on the National Zoom Prayer Call anytime between 9AM – 6PM (AEDT) time Saturday 27 February 2021 or organise your own local combined church celebration in your area as your COVID regulations allow. In particular we invite you to take part in the Official Prayer Service from 2PM – 3:30PM (AEDT) as part of the National Zoom Prayer Call in which we will have prayers and input from Key National leaders and Church leaders.”

Ps Anderson George, an indigenous leader from the NT said, “Our core scripture is found in 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’.”

Ps Tim Edwards, an Indigenous elder from North Queensland said, “History was made in 2020 when both the Governor General and the Prime Minister participated in this National Day of Prayer & Fasting. Last year the Governor General kindly helped with a promo video. Together we prayed for both the COVID Pandemic and the horrific bushfires and honoured our firefighters.”

Robyn Beazley, a well-known Indigenous Gospel Singer said, “In the light of the COVID challenges many will join the National Day of Prayer & Fasting Live Zoom call or Prayer Webcast on YouTube. Others will join us as they are able from the many larger combined church prayer meetings. Other will also join us from smaller church prayer meeting and others in their homes. We encourage each participant to register to receive regular prayer updates and Zoom login information. Make history yourself by joining with us in prayer on the day in 2021.”

Warwick Marsh the NDOPF Coordinator said, “We encourage the various venues in each state to stick to the 10AM – 4PM times, if possible, for the combined prayer meetings irrespective of your time Zone. This will allow most of us to be together from all over Australia and allow those groups to tune into the live webcast when the want and as they are able. The 6-hour time slots encourage multi church participation as each church can take an hour or three churches can take two hours each. We would love your help to organize regional interchurch collaborations of the National Day of Prayer & Fasting. Please confirm your interest to help when you register.” https://www.nationaldayofprayer.org.au/register-national-day-of-prayer-fasting-2021

Website: www.nationaldayofprayer.org.au Video Promo: https://youtu.be/rIH427DYxhI

Ps Peter Walker

Ps Peter Walker, Indigenous Elder NSW

James Condon, Chairman NDOPF

James Condon, Chairman NDOPF

Ps Tim Edwards, Indigenous Elder, Qld

Ps Tim Edwards, Indigenous Elder, Qld

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National Day of Prayer & Fasting interview Schedule:
For more information or to arrange an interview contact the following leaders:
James Condon Chairman NDOPF: Mobile – 0478301468
Ps Peter Walker Indigenous Elder: Mobile – 0472512040
Ps Tim Edwards Indigenous Elder: Mobile – 0439386671
Anderson George Indigenous Elder: Mobile – 0467719915
Robyn Beazley Indigenous Gospel Singer: Mobile – 0478301468
Warwick Marsh Coordinator NDOPF: Mobile – 0418225212