Month of Prayer and Fasting for Marriage and Families
Uniting Prayer and Fasting is partnering with many other churches across Australia for a month of prayer and fasting during October 2016 for marriages and families. This prayer venture was first started by the Australian Catholic Marriage and family council . Now with the Catholic Church’s encouragement and permission many other churches and denominations are coming together. They have also given permission to use their prayer resources. Go to the link above for other resources you can download and change to adapt for the way you pray as long as you don’t change the intent. Warwick Marsh and the team from the National Day of Prayer and Fasting are facilitating the body of Christ coming together at this time. To receive the daily devotional being special written please go to this link
Through this month of October we are going to be praying for
our own repentance regarding marriage and families;
families in distress;
those experiencing same gender attraction and their families;
the debate that occurs in our country will be fair and respectful including in parliament and the media and an outcome that preserves God’s plan for marriage.
MEDIA RELEASE FROM NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING
On 15 September 2016, a gathering of Christian leaders from all over Australia confirmed their support for a call by the Catholic Church for a month of Prayer and Fasting for marriage and families throughout October 2016.
Approximately a dozen denominational leaders, church network leaders and prayer leaders called for all Christian churches and Christian organisations across the nation to get behind this important call for prayer. Key Christian Aboriginal leaders are also supporting this call for prayer and fasting to protect marriage from redefinition. Marriage between a man and a woman is sacred in Indigenous culture. Together all these leaders congratulated the Catholic Church for showing leadership and taking the initiative on this important issue.
See this website for more information regarding Indigenous perspective on sacredness of marriage: www.ulurubarkpetition.com
The team at the National Day of Prayer & Fasting, in cooperation with the Canberra Declaration, are going to provide a daily email devotion comprising a scripture, short inspiration and prayer for all those who want a digital daily inspiration.
Sign up for the daily devotional about celebrating and protecting Gods Plan for marriage throughout the month of October click here.