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National Day of Prayer
Friday, February 3, 2012



The National Day of Prayer and Fasting will take place on Sunday 19 February 2012 at Parliament House, Canberra from 10am – 4pm as well as in churches, homes and public places all over Australia, all at the same time.

The purpose of this call to prayer is for the Renewal and Transformation of Australia as a nation with Jesus Christ as Lord. The theme of this year’s prayer call is Soul Focus.  

In 1901, at the time of Federation, 96.1% of Australians claimed to be Christians. The last census in 2006 only 63.9% of Australians called themselves Christians. The real figures for those who practice their faith through Church attendance is much worse. Church attendance has been falling since Federation with only 8.8% going to church weekly. That is why we begin this five-year period of prayer for our nation to come back to God with a focus for souls. National Transformation begins one soul at a time. 

Five Point Prayer Plan – Soul Focus 
• Call for you to renew your first love for Christ. 
• Call for you to make a list of friends you will pray for on each of these 40 days, praying they will come to a living faith in Christ. 
• Commit to include this call to prayer in your church calendar and mobilise your church to pray. 
• Call for each individual church to set a measurable goal for souls to find Christ. 
• Call to pray each day for a national renewal and transformation for the nation.

Our nation is falling into deep moral decay. Jesus Christ is the only answer (John 14:6). Our nation needs to find God. As it says in Acts 17:27,“His purpose was for the nations to seek after God... and find him”. Our nation can only find God as each individual finds Christ (Acts 2:38-40). That miracle will come as we accept the scriptural challenge found in 2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray... ” 

This national call to prayer finds its biblical inspiration in Joel 2:15-16, “Blow the trumpet in Zion, declare a holy fast, call a sacred assembly. Gather the people, consecrate the assembly; bring together the elders...” 

Download an A4 Poster for the event here, and for more information, go to www.nationaldayofprayer.com.au.

Categories:

  • Christianity and culture
  • Family and parenthood
  • Government and society
  • Human life and dignity
  • Marriage and sexuality

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