A SEASON OF PRAYER FOR OUR NATION

WEEK 1

PREPARING OUR HEARTS SO THAT GOD CAN SPEAK TO US OF HIS WILL AND PURPOSES FOR OUR NATION


Day 1 - Sunday 18th July 2010

Revelation - Pray for a mighty move of the Holy Spirit to bring a conviction of our personal sin as Australians and our corporate sin as a nation, resulting in a much needed awareness that as a nation we have turned away from Almighty God.

Bible readings - Jeremiah 2: 11-13, Colossians 2: 8-10.


Day 2 - Monday 19th July 2010
Repent- Asking God’s forgiveness for where we have in the past failed to collectively pray for our national leaders and Government. Our prayers provide the prayer cover that is necessary for Governments to rule wisely, with Godly authority and in the best interests of all people who make up our nation. When it is not forthcoming, Governments can fall into chaos and confusion but when properly in place righteousness and justice can flow according to God's perfect will.

Bible readings - 1 Timothy 2: 1-6, Romans 13: 1-2

Day 3 - Tuesday 20th July 2010

Regret – Pray for a Holy Spirit transformation of our minds, for a new way of understanding and thinking about the things of God, because as a nation we have failed to give God His rightful place.

Bible readings - Colossians 1: 15-20 NLT



Day 4 - Wednesday 21st July 2010

Return - Pray for a significant turn back within our nation to the person and teachings of the One true God resulting in a re-direction of the nation’s ways and moral values.

Bible readings - Joel 2: 12-13, Revelation 2: 4-5


Day 5 - Thursday 22nd July 2010

Refresh - Pray for a fresh move of the Holy Spirit to ignite a greater desire in the Christian Church in Australia for the Word of God and the proclamation of the Gospel in our secular society. Pray that the voice of the Church will become a prophetic guiding light to our Governments at both State and Federal level.

Bible Readings - Proverbs 11: 25, Acts 3: 19


Day 6 - Friday 23rd July 2010

Restore - On the Day of Pentecost 14th May 1606 Fernandez de Quiros, in the name of Jesus Christ, took possession of The South Lands of the Holy Spirit, which included Australia. Pray for the restoration of Australia’s Judeo-Christian heritage as the foundation of future governments in this nation.

Bible Readings - Ephesians 1: 16-18


Day 7 - Saturday 24th July 2010

Renewal - is a new way of living in the freedom Christ brings through repentance. Pray for the Holy Spirit to renew the Christian Church to a greater place of authority and integrity in an increasing secular society. Pray that a renewed Church will be able to take its rightful place in the authority structure of our nation.

Bible Readings - Isaiah 40: 31, Romans 12:2

Source: Australian Prayer Network