National Day of Prayer
The National Council of Churches in Australia is encouraging all Australian Churches to pray for our local, national and global communities experiencing great need as a result of COVID-19 on Sunday 22 August
“Our eyes look to the Lord our God till He shows us His mercy” (Psalm 123.2)
Jesus have mercy
Across all our services on Sunday 22 August, Australia’s Churches are invited to pray for our local, national and global communities experiencing great need and distress caused by COVID-19. We encourage our member Churches to join in this National Prayer Day.
There is great power in unified prayer and this time we pray together ‘Jesus have mercy’, a prayer of compassion, the prayer of the heart.
Promotional resources are available from the National Council of Churches in Australia website.
Additional COVID-19 related prayer resources are available on the World Council of Churches website.
For those wanting to go deeper and commit additional time or individual participation:
- Nightly prayer calls from 16 to 21 August will take place with input from a different Church leader each night. Register using link below.
- Daily devotions will be sent out to those who register. Each Daily Devotion will include a prayer from a different Church leader. Register using link below.
- All day online prayer service. Register using link below.
Sunday 22 August – join all day prayers online
You are invited to join a national virtual prayer service featuring Church leaders and First Nation Christian Leaders. Participate as an individual through online prayer for part or all of the prayers.
When: 22 August 2021 9 am – 9 pm (AEST)
Register: Sign up online for devotions and prayer call ID.
For more information, visit the National Day of Prayer website.
First published on the National Council of Churches in Australia website in August 2021 (amended).Jump to next article