“To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example that you should follow in his steps.” 1 Peter 2:21
The focus of the 2016 National Day of Prayer & Fasting to be held on 7 February 2016 (www.nationaldayofprayer.com.au) and the following 40 Days of Prayer & Fasting is JESUS. The 40 Days Devotional will include the filmed testimonies of Indigenous people from many parts of Australia and Australian life. Meet them! Hear what they say about Jesus’ impact on their life! Hear what Jesus is saying to them about Australia.
Let’s put first things first. Together, we want to honour Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth … the head of the body, the church… that in all things He may have the pre-eminence (Rev 1:5 and Col 1:18 NKJV). Let’s also honour the First Peoples of the Great Southland of the Holy Spirit, whose testimonies are powerful! Their words speak life into the heart of this land.
The testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of prophecy (Rev 19:10b) and we believe testimonies will:
- Change people’s lives as they are touched by Jesus’ great love (1 Thes 1:4-6 NIV)
- Build understanding between all the people groups of Australia.
- Show what Jesus is like and give Him honour as “the desire of all nations” (Haggai 2:7 KJV)
Let’s join together and pray for the heart of our nation – the people and the land – to be transformed by JESUS’ great love and power. Let’s declare: “you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1 Pet 2:9)
Why are we calling the nation to 40 Days of Prayer & Fasting in 2016?
We seek a revelation of Jesus for His transformation of our nation. We invite the Holy Spirit to bring a revelation of Jesus to His church and our nation through the faith stories of Indigenous people. We will feature in the 40 Days’ devotionals filmed revelations of Jesus through Indigenous Christians and invite all Christians to upload their testimony to who Jesus is to them.
How will the 40 Daily Devotion stories be chosen?
We have asked key leaders to recommend those carrying a powerful testimony to Jesus. There are many factors involved in who will be filmed – including availability, representational breadth. We can’t promise that all filmed stories will be chosen for the final 40 Days – it will depend on film quality, content etc. All filmed testimonies will be made public on Youtube.
We invite you to pray for every aspect of the 40 Days of Prayer & Fasting 2016- including protection for all, funding, film crew, truth bringing conviction, freedom and glory to God!
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