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 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
By Brian Pickering, National Coordinator, Australian Prayer Network Intention To call the nation to repentance so that God may heal our land. Scripture . . . Why?” declares the Lord Almighty. “Because of my house, which remains ...read more
by Kym Farnik, Ruach ha-Kodesh Ministries Intention The challenge of the drought, strength of the Church and the humility to ask for rain. Key Scriptures 2 Chronicles 7:12-16 Ezekiel 22:30 Acts 14:17 Reflection We, in ...read more
by Bishop Michael McKenna, Catholic Diocese of Bathurst. Intention In prayer Jesus meets us in our need. Scripture A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” (His disciples had ...read more
By Pastors Steve & Susie Ahern, C3 Church Jervis Bay, NSW. Intention Keys for effective prayer and intercession for rain. Scripture “And it shall be that if you earnestly obey My commandments which I command ...read more
By Commissioner James Condon, Salvation Army, chairman of the National Day of Prayer & Fasting, 22 February 2020. Intention Preparing our hearts for God to hear our prayers. Scripture “If I had not confessed the ...read more
by Warwick & Alison Marsh, Faith & Family Advocates, Canberra Declaration Intention To encourage us all to look to Jesus for the grace to repent and the grace of renewal to see the rain come! ...read more