Daily Devotions – October Prayer & Fasting for Rain
Join together with Christian leaders and churches of all denominations from all over Australia, as we Pray and Fast for Australia from 1 – 31 October 2019.
Every state in Australia has encountered some level of drought over the last several years.
This period of unified interdenominational Prayer and Fasting has been inspired by the Catholic Church’s call for Prayer and Fasting for Marriage & Family for the month of October every year for the last three years.
We believe we have an opportunity to build on this record of unified prayer, and increase the level of prayer across Australia.
The team at the Canberra Declaration will coordinate daily digital devotions (See them below) from National Church leaders during October, including Aboriginal Christian leaders. FOR DAILY DEVOTIONS REGISTER HERE.
Australia has a desperate need for RAIN, but we have an even more desperate need for God.
We pray that as we get down on our knees to pray for RAIN in October, that God will give us the grace of REPENTANCE and the RENEWAL of our love for our Father in Heaven. (2 Chronicles 7:14)
by Warwick & Alison Marsh, Faith & Family Advocates, Canberra Declaration. Intent Dealing with our own ungratefulness and the breakthrough that thanksgiving brings. Scripture Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give ...read more
By Tracey Gummow, Liturgical Assistant, All Saints Anglican Church, Mitchell, QLD. Tracy’s husband, Rick, serves as a minister in SW QLD, including the drought affected towns of Amby, Morven, Augathella, Charleville, Wyandra, Cunnamulla and Thargomindah. ...read more
by Steve Grace, international award-winning Country Gospel artist. Intention When you are dry and empty, Jesus will lift you up. Scripture I have swept away your offences like a cloud, your sins like the morning ...read more
By Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP, Catholic Archbishop of Sydney. Intention In our darkest hour faith can come back to life. Scriptures The poor and the needy ask for water, and there is none, their tongue ...read more
by Rev Harry Goodhew AO former Anglican Archbishop Intention Jesus is Lord even in the middle of drought. Scripture I am the Lord; that is my name! I will not yield my glory to another ...read more
by Pastor Tim Klein, Faith Lutheran Church Warrdale SA and 1st Assistant Bishop, Lutheran Church of Australia SA/NT District. Intention Life – even in times of drought. Scripture “Blessed is the one who does not ...read more
By Ps Phil Pringle, Senior Pastor and co-founder of C3 Church. Intention God’s promises can be fulfilled in our nation. Scripture IF My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and PRAY ...read more
By Pastor Wayne Alcorn, National President: Australian Christian Churches Intention Prayer for unity. Scriptures How good and how pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! Psalm 133:1 NIV When the Day of Pentecost ...read more
By Ps Peter Walker, an Indigenous Christian Elder from the Bundjalung tribe and leader of the Uluru Bark Petition. Intention A strategy to come back to God and enjoy His blessing Scripture Rather, the land ...read more
By Cheryl Lindley, ARC Global, an international community of Apostles & Prophets. Intention To encourage us all to continue praying and believing that, ‘He who has promised, is faithful.' Scripture The Contest on Mount Carmel V.1. ...read more
By Christopher Noone, Moderator, Bread of Life Fellowship. Intention An end to the drought and for repentance and renewal. Scripture Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, three days' journey in breadth. Jonah began to ...read more
By Rev Stephen Schultz, Assistant Bishop for Mission, SA – NT, Lutheran Church of Australia. Intention To draw attention to the goodness of God. Scripture “And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ...read more
By Tim Edwards, Australian Indigenous Christian Leader. Intention God is a merciful God who gives us all a chance to return to Him. Scripture “I gave you empty stomachs in every city and lack of ...read more
By Helen Brown, a Farmer’s Wife and Christian author near Inverell in NSW. Intention We are all equal in the eyes of God. He loves us and is trying to get our attention. Scripture That ...read more
By Andrew Scarborough, Youth for Christ (YFC) National Director, member of executive, National Day of Prayer & Fasting. Intention The authority we have, in Christ, to pray for rain and renewal. Scripture He got up, ...read more
By Ps Jenny Hagger AM, Director - Australian House of Prayer for All Nations and Pastor of Kingsgate Hub Intention The need to repent for destroying God’s seed through abortion. Scripture "When I shut up ...read more
By Ps Jeffrey Daly, founder and Director National Day of Repentance, USA. Intention God provides a solution in His Word for physical and spiritual drought in Australia, supporting His destiny for this beloved nation. Scripture ...read more
By Ps Victor Soo, Pastor of Reach Community Church, Northcote, Melbourne. Intention To encourage The Church to boldly fulfill The Great Commission. Scripture “There was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that ...read more
By Rev Anne Hibbard, Secretary, Assembly of Confessing Congregations of the Uniting Church in Australia. Intention How and what we should pray. Scripture “Then Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord ….and then knelt ...read more
By Kurt Mahlburg, Features Editor, Canberra Declaration. Intention Responding to God in times of desperation. Scripture “Dispatches were sent by swift messengers into all the provinces of the empire, giving the order that all Jews—young ...read more
By Dr Graham McLennan, founder of the National Alliance of Christian Leaders and Australian Christian History Research website. Intention Australian history is full of stories of Christian people praying in times of drought and seeing ...read more
By Reverend Dr Margaret Court AO, MBE, Senior Minister Victory Life Centre, Perth Intention The Lord’s Prayer is a key. We begin with reverence towards our glorious God. Scripture Mathew 6:9-13 Our Father in heaven, ...read more
By David Jackson, Western Air Care Inc, Farmers Relief Charity, Gilgandra NSW Intention Why are our farmers suffering? Scripture Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked ...read more
by Pastors Norman & Barbara Miller, Centre for International Reconciliation and Peace, Cairns. Intention Putting a priority on the things that really matter. Scripture “Go up into the mountains and bring down timber and build my ...read more
By Rev Dr Peter Barnes, Moderator-General, Presbyterian Church of Australia Intention God is holy and demands obedience from His people. Scripture “If you walk in my statues … , then I will give you your ...read more