This Melbourne City Prayer Plan covers our 31 local cities each month – one of the 31 local cities for each of the 31 days. In months with less than 31 days, we will pray for the remaining cities on the final day. You can enter this sequence into your calendar to repeat as an ongoing feature of your daily prayer. See 31 DAY PRAYER LIST below.
We invite you, as the Body of Christ in Melbourne, to pray for Jesus to be received by the people around us in and for Jesus’ kingdom to transform our city!
OUR LOCAL CITY – OUR LOCAL DAY OF PRAYER: Take up spiritual responsibility to pray for your local city! Enter your local city day of prayer in your calendar and make it a prayer date with friends! Pray to discern what God is saying about your local city. Pray your eyes and heart will be open to see the needs and blessings of your local city. Pray local churches will host local prayer gatherings and prayer walks. Encourage them but don’t wait on others – initiate this! The day when Melbourne is praying for our local city is an optimal time to share Jesus with your family & friends, neighbours & colleagues. Our Pray for Melbourne Map will enable you to pray over local homes, streets, hospitals, streets, hospitals, schools, clubs parks – and online!
COLLABORATION: Pray that grass root collaborations form among neighbours, workmates, school groups, university groups and local churches to host prayer meetings and prayer-walking in our streets, neighbourhoods, towns and regions across Melbourne and Victoria. Register your public gatherings at www.PrayfortheNations.com so they will appear as flames on the Melbourne Map – enabling local people to join you. Collaboration can extend to standing together to address local city issues with local schools, businesses, businesses, sport clubs, media, government, etc. It is powerful when local churches unite and approach local councils to ask, “How can we help you?”
ASSEMBLE A LOCAL PRAYER CHAIN: Pray local churches will work together to set up a prayer chain of continuous day and night prayer on their local day of prayer each month. It will motivate others to pray for your local region! You can simply start a 24 hr prayer chain with 12 locals who will pray 2 hours each or 12 church members or 12 local churches! Prayer can be at one location or at many local churches or in private homes. Once the impact is recognised, local cities will want to host prayer chains for more than 1 day a month!
LEADERS: Pray that father-hearted spiritual leaders will emerge in your local city to help identify issues needing prayer, evangelistic or missional initiatives that can be supported by prayer and evidence of answers to prayer. We welcome local leaders to communicate regularly with us: sue @partnersinprayer.org.au
A GLOBAL MOVEMENT: Be encouraged to see how God is using local day and night prayer chains to impact cities around the world.
In Whatcom County, Washington State, USA there was 70% church growth from 2005-2011! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRBq_9KO8Ts
See the impact of prayer chains in Ohio and Arizona, USA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR6O5xiO7qM
MELBOURNE: 31 DAY LOCAL CITY PRAYER PLAN
Enter these dates and municipal cities into your phone with an alert to pray for one of them each day – in an ongoing collaborative relay.
Day 1 of month Pray for City of Melbourne
Day 2 of month Pray for City of Port Phillip
Day 3 of month Pray for City of Yarra Northern municipalities and their suburbs
Day 4 of month Pray for City of Banyule
Day 5 of month Pray for City of Darebin
Day 6 of month Pray for City of Hume
Day 7 of month Pray for City of Moonee Valley
Day 8 of month Pray for City of Moreland
Day 9 of month Pray for Shire of Nillumbik
Day 10 of month Pray for City of Whittlesea Eastern municipalities
Day 11 of month Pray for City of Boroondara
Day 12 of month Pray for City of Knox
Day 13 of month Pray for City of Manningham
Day 14 of month Pray for City of Maroondah
Day 15 of month Pray for City of Whitehorse
Day 16 of month Pray for Shire of Yarra Ranges South Eastern municipalities
Day 17 of month Pray for City of Bayside
Day 18 of month Pray for Shire of Cardinia
Day 19 of month Pray for City of Casey
Day 20 of month Pray for City of Greater Dandenong
Day 21 of month Pray for City of Frankston
Day 22 of month Pray for City of Glen Eira
Day 23 of month Pray for City of Kingston
Day 24 of month Pray for City of Monash
Day 25 of month Pray for Shire of Mornington Peninsula
Day 26 of month Pray for City of Stonnington Western municipalities
Day 27 of month Pray for City of Brimbank
Day 28 of month Pray for City of Hobsons Bay
Day 29 of month Pray for City of Maribyrnong
Day 30 of month Pray for City of Melton
Day 31 of month Pray for City of Wyndham