Mark 12:29 “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.”Jesus called us to love our neighbours.
In Luke 10:1-24 (NIV) Jesus invites us to pray for harvest workers and go out and connect with locals to bring His kingdom near in every local place He is coming to.
See the glorious outcomes:
– healings and salvations on earth
– territorial principalities are brought down
– authority over spirits is given to these 72 ordinary disciples
– joy fills Jesus and the disciples
– praise rises to the Father and
– blessing flows to all who see this!
Our goal is to encourage all Australians to find local partners
and form a Neighbourhood Prayer Watch
to pray for your neighbourhoods – until His Kingdom comes.
Partner with others to pray for and love yourNeighbours and neighbourhood, Local Government Area, Local Aboriginal people and land, Local Candidates in your State Government Area in the
– Lower House Districts of the Legislative Assembly and
– Upper House Regions of the Legislative Council.
Victoria’s NEIGHBOURHOOD PRAYER WATCH is a pdf Alphabetical List of Victorian Local Government Areas that includes: Council/Share name & link & map of location. Blessing on named local Aboriginal tribes & land and all people now here. And Listing of towns/ suburbs now on this land.
Links to information and maps for the Lower & Upper House electorates that overlap this area. This will help you research, contact and pray for local electorate, candidates, parties etc by name.
- Pray4Victoria meets weekly to pray online every Monday 2-4pm AEDT Zoom https://zoom.us/j/3971025928 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
FORM A NEIGHBOURHOOD PRAYER WATCH IN THE LEAD UP TO THE VICTORIAN ELECTION
You can adapt the Victorian Neighbourhood Prayer Watch Tool to your local government areas in other states.
Your Local Government Areas – across Australia, New Zealand and some South Pacific nations are listed at the end of this paper: Neighbourhood Prayer Watch.
We’ve defined neighbourhood as Local Government Areas – councils & shires – because they have stable boundaries, are familiar to us and provide a base for spiritual mapping – local information, services and demographics. They are accessible for local prayer gatherings and prayer walking.Simply find local prayer partners to pray with you for your neighbourhood.
How to Pray for the Victorian Elections, Councils & Electorates
1. Pray for your local council – leaders, people and area.
Find out more about how to pray for your local council in Victoria
and other states of Australia.
2. Pray for your local Electorate in Victoria and other states of AustraliaYou can pray over maps of the 2022 Victorian electorates:
Map: 2022 electoral districts and regions – State-wide Regional Victoria (PDF, 9.2MB)
Map: 2022 electoral districts and regions – Metropolitan Melbourne (PDF, 7.6MB)
Find out more about how to pray for Victorian Electorates.Find Victorian Electorate from the Neighbourhood Prayer Watch tool.
Find more information on Victorian and other Australian Electorates.
3. Pray for your Electoral Parties and Candidates
Find updated lists of Candidates and Representatives.
4. Pray for the Victorian voters, the Victorian Electoral Commission, key spokes people and media – for God’s will to be done in all aspects of this election.
Pray Truth is recognised, deception and secret deals are revealed; and undemocratic, unrighteous laws removed. If you are Victorian, pray and seek God’s will for ho
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Love Your Neighbour and Your Brother.
Enmity destroys Love.
To prepare us to pray for Victoria, the Holy Spirit has invited us to examine our hearts for enmity.
Enmity suggests ill will or true hatred, either overt or concealed hatred – typically mutual. It is a state or feeling of active opposition or hostility – which implies strong, open enmity that shows itself in attacks or aggression.
Enmity aligns us with the accuser of the brethren, the father of lies (John 8:44) who comes to deceive, kill steal and destroy.
Enmity is deadly because it cuts off our communication and destroys relationships. Yet enmity can be an unconscious impulse or prejudice arising from distrust and unforgiveness which can be based on disappointment and judgement caused by misinformation, inadequate understanding or unrealistic expectations.
Enmity takes us on a path away from the One who commands us to love and not to judge (Matthew 7:1-2, John 7:24, John 5:30)
The Journey from Enmity to Love
On the journey from enmity to love, we rely on the forgiveness, hope, faith and strength given to us by Jesus, who bears our burdens.
Matthew 18:11 “For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.” The word lost means “broken beyond repair.”
His Word and Spirit are light to guide our steps – so we can get passed the anguish of deception, accusation, hatred, dishonour, murder, stealing and destruction that enmity entangles us in.
His Truth sets us free to see an alternative perspective – from God or others acknowledge the truth – and the cost of enmity – express our regret and repentance by acknowledging what we have done wrong, apologising and making things right, forgive, listen to and know the other person, restore levels of trust and relationship, respect and honour, receiving the gift of who the other person is love as we have been loved by God.
Remind Yourself what Love Looks Like
Romans 12:9-21 “Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. 10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; 11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; 13 distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 16 Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion. 17 Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 Therefore, “If your enemy is hungry, feed Him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
1 Peter 3:8-12 “Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; 9 not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing. 10 For “He who would love life and see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil; and his lips from speaking evil. 11 Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him speak peace and pursue it. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
Lord forgive us – for we know not what we do. And lead us into righteousness for Your Name’s sake. May our world know Your love through our love for our brothers and neighbours.
with hope, faith and love,
Sue Tinworth & Pray4Victoria team
PIPES: Partners in Prayer & Evangelism