With the calling of the Federal Elections we now begin a season of prayer which will last up to and including the eve of the election itself on 18th May. Churches are encouraged to include the daily prayer points and readings in their Church notices each Sunday to encourage prayer for the election. Permission is granted (with due acknowledgment to source) for these prayer points to be distributed across other networks interested in having their people pray for the elections. Each Wednesday as part of our Australian News Newsletter until the election we will release prayer points for the week beginning the following Monday. Prayer points for all 5 weeks leading up to the election can be accessed on our Website .
WEEK 1 – PREPARING OUR HEARTS SO THAT GOD CAN SPEAK TO US OF HIS WILL AND PURPOSE
Day 1 – Monday 15 April
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.
Scriptures: Jeremiah 2: 11-13 Colossians 2: 8-10
Day 2 – Tuesday 16 April
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.
Scriptures: 1 Timothy 2:1-6 Romans 13:1-2
Day 3 – Wednesday 17 April
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.
Scriptures: Colossians 1:15-20 NLT
Day 4 – Thursday 18 April
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.
Scriptures: Joel 2:12-13 Revelation 2:4-5
Day 5 – Friday 19 April
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.
Scriptures: Proverbs 11:25 Acts 3:19
Day 6 – Saturday 20 April
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.
Scriptures: Ephesians 1:16-18
Day 7 – Sunday 21 April
Pray for the Holy Spirit to lift the Christian Church into a greater place of authority and integrity in an increasingly secular society. Pray that a renewed Church will be able to take its rightful place in the authority structure of our nation.
Scriptures: Isaiah 40:31 Romans 12:2