Prayers for Australia’s leaders

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Wahroonga, New South Wales

Over the coming week hundreds of Christians around the country will gather together in worship and prayer for Australia’s leaders, the nation and the world at election prayer and worship gatherings coordinated by Micah Australia.

We are called to pray for all our leaders and for their work in governing the nation. We are also called to pray for our own nation and the way it helps or hinders God’s work of peace, mercy and justice in the wider community of nations.

Christians from all denominations are being encouraged to attend services this month in Sydney (18th), Canberra (23rd), Alice Springs (23rd), Melbourne (24th), Adelaide (25th) and Brisbane (30th) to pray for justice in the world and guidance for Australia’s soon-to-be elected leaders.

“Advocacy is speaking to the powerful on behalf of the powerless, and prayer itself is a form of advocacy as we cry out from the depths of our hearts to the God of grace and justice,” said Ben Thurley, national coordinator of Micah Australia, a coalition of churches and Christian organisations, including ADRA Australia. 

“We are called to pray for all our leaders and for their work in governing the nation. We are also called to pray for our own nation and the way it helps or hinders God’s work of peace, mercy and justice in the wider community of nations.

“As we approach a federal election and elect our nation’s leaders, it’s a vital time for Christians to gather together and pray for our nation’s leaders to help build a just, peaceful and sustainable world. It’s clear we have a lot of work to do.” 

More details about the services and vigils can be found at: www.micahaustralia.org/vigils.