MONTHLY PRAYER FOCUS
As Australia prepares for our next Federal Election, we are joining many in our nation in a time of prayer and fasting for 21 days leading up to the election. As a ministry we have been led to pray for other nations during these 21 days as the Lord has asked us to focus our hearts on praying for other nations (and particularly their governments and the persecuted church) and He will be at work in our nation and government. One of our team members sensed God confirming this strategy through their pastor’s recent sermon from 1 Kings 17 and the widow of Zarephath,
“…Elijah was fed by the woman who shared her last food with him and was preparing to die. As she did what was asked, God provided for her need and that of her son, even later when her son needed healing and all seemed hopeless. I believe God was confirming that as we bring other nations, whose needs are far greater than our own and where many believers are either dying or prepared to die and as we give ourselves to stand and intercede for them He will meet the needs here in Australia. And also increase our faith level and release prayer strategies for what He wants to do in Australia.”
OUR STRATEGY: 28 April – 18 May
Each day we are posting on FB a nation we are praying for and prayer points (you can request a daily email sent to you also)
At the HOP we pray for this nation from 12:00-1:00 (Monday – Friday only)
We encourage you to seek the Lord in how He wants you to fast during the 21 days.
Below are some prayer points specifically for the election as well:
1. Pray for God to merciful to us and not give us what we deserve as a nation. Romans 11:32
2. 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
3. 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
HOW CAN YOU BE INVOLVED?
Beginning on 1st April the House of Prayer at 8 Bronzewing Street, Huntingdale will be open Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Each day will focus on a different theme but be open for us to pray into any particular issue related to that theme. And if you want to come in to pray either on your own or on some other topic, then there are alternative prayer rooms you can use! As things unfold there will also be certain hours each day that we are praying into specific topics within that theme.
MONDAY: Sitting at Jesus’ feet
This day is about beginning our week ministering to Jesus and simply sitting at His feet listening and enjoying Him.
TUESDAY: City and State
This day is about praying for our city and state – the leaders, the people, the issues, and our prophetic words and redemptive gifts!
This day is about praying for our nation – the leaders, the people, the issues, and our prophetic words and redemptive gifts!
THURSDAY: The Nations
This day is about praying for the nations! Some sessions will be for specific nations the Lord is leading us to focus on, others will be open to however the Spirit is leading at the moment, and it will also include praying for the Persecuted Church in certain nations.
2:30-4:00 Praying for Israel
4:00-5:30 Praying for Japan
See our FLYER for days and locations where we pray for the Persecuted Church!
This day will focus on praying for missions and evangelism both home and abroad. God has highlighted the chaplains in all areas of our society (school, hospital, sports, street, prison) to uphold as part of this day.
If you would like to meet with a member of the HOPEWA Leadership team to discuss the options then please use our CONTACT PAGE.