We at Partners in Prayer & Evangelism are also praying against division and for unity in the body of Christ.
The National Day of Prayer and Fasting team www.nationaldayofprayer.com.au, in cooperation with other National Prayer Ministries and Christian leaders, is calling for Seven Days of Prayer and Fasting 28 August – 3 September 2014.
The foundational verse for this call to prayer is 2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV:
“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.”
The scripture in Joel 2:15-17 as found in the Message Bible is also an inspiration,
“Blow the ram’s horn trumpet in Zion! Declare a day of repentance, a holy fast day. Call a public meeting. Get everyone there. Consecrate the congregation. Make sure the elders come, but bring in the children, too, even the nursing babies, Even men and women on their honeymoon— interrupt them and get them there. Between Sanctuary entrance and altar, let the priests, God’s servants, weep tears of repentance. Let them intercede: “Have mercy, God, on your people! Don’t abandon your heritage to contempt. Don’t let the pagans take over and rule them and sneer, ‘And so where is this God of theirs?’”
4 Point Prayer Plan
- Pray for an explosion of the Gospel and a sovereign outpouring of the Holy Spirit, with an accompanying revival in the Church to bring transformation to our nation. Only a healed and unified Church can bring healing to a broken and divided community and nation.
- Pray for the Christians in Iraq, Syria and the Middle East who are facing severe persecution for their faith. Pray for angelic protection and for the nations of the world to come to their aid.
- Pray for protection of the definition of marriage between a man and a woman. Sexual radicals are campaigning for the Coalition government to abandon its election commitment to marriage. Protecting and supporting marriage and the natural family is the best way to protect our children. The issue of the redefinition of marriage, after the issue of abortion and the killing of the innocents, is the biggest social justice issue of our time.
- Pray God will raise up men and women with the spirit of Elijah “to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to the fathers”. Pray that this Father’s Day, 7 September 2014, we will see a revolution and restoration of fatherhood in Australia.
NOTE: For more information please phone www.nationaldayofprayer.com.au
Ps Matt Prater – 0433 192 267
Warwick Marsh – 0418 225 212
Dr Graham McLennan – 0427 003 549
David Rowsome – 07 3422 0969