Christians to pray for politicians

(Canberra Declaration)

Christians from across Australia are being asked to join with faith leaders and churches of all denominations as they pray and fast for 21 days up to the federal election on Saturday, May 18. Source: Catholic Voice.

Former tennis champion and pastor Margaret Court, together with an ecumenical group called the Canberra Declaration, is leading the call to prayer.

In particular, people are being encouraged to pray for the following four things.

  • Pray that God would rule over this election that righteous leaders would be elected to govern this nation in truth and justice because, “When the righteous are in authority the people rejoice.” Proverbs 29:2
  • Pray God’s blessing upon all our current parliamentarians and leaders, including their families and all the candidates of all the parties standing for this federal election. (1 Timothy 2:1-3)
  • Pray for a multiplication of prayer and unity across the Body of Christ in Australia that people will wake up to the dangers facing our nation and respond in prayer. (Ephesians 5:14)
  • Pray for a Spiritual Awakening for Australia, Revival and Transformation for our nation and the proclamation of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. (John 3:16)

The period of prayer and fasting is to run from April 28 until May 18. Interested participants can register here to receive daily devotions.

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Call to pray and fast for Federal Election (Catholic Voice

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