With a federal election fast approaching on Saturday July 2, Christian prayer organisations are calling on people of faith to pray for the nation.
The week-long “#AusPrays2016” campaign starts with a Sunrise Prayer Relay on Saturday (June 25), and continues for a week until Friday July 1. Thousands are expected to join in the coordinated prayer and fasting schedule, organised by the National Day of Prayer, Australian Christian Lobby and the Australian Prayer Network,
Organiser Warwick Marsh said the aim was to “amplify prayer for the last seven days before the election”, which he believes to be “one of the most important elections in the history of Australia”.
Prayer Points will be posted at the National Day of Prayer & Fasting Facebook page daily
The Sunrise Prayer Relay is a series of short 30-minute meetings. Those joining the prayer week are encouraged to make posts on social media using the hashtag #AusPrays2016, as well as tags like #PrayAustralia and #Election2016.
“Pray with fasting however the Lord leads you,” he said. “The main thing is to multiply prayer and inspire prayer in any way you can during the last week of this crucial election. Let’s see a wave of prayer across Australia.”
“Whatever you do make sure you pray! Together we can make a difference.”
To find out more head to www.nationaldayofprayer.com.au/resources/prayer.