SACRED SEASON OF PRAYER AND FASTING
PRAYER COVERING FOR ASSEMBLY
BANNERS FOR SACRED SEASON
COVER LETTER FROM
Devotional during the Sacred Season
Devotional now available - click on link
Saturday 11th July,
sessions of Assembly
40 days of prayer and fasting prayer for intercessors within the Uniting Church in Australia, in the 40 days before and during the National Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia.
To pray in Jesus’ mighty name for Repentance and Revival beginning in our own life, family, workplace, church (local and national),
town, city, region, country + the world.
“I truly value this ministry, may you know God's heart and the Spirit's direction as you intercede for our church and God's kingdom come and His will be done”.
Shalom Stuart President-Elect UCA (September 9 2014)
During the Sacred Season we will be upholding the National Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia in Perth.
A prayer rally will be held on Saturday 11th July 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 pm. at Nedlands Uniting Church in Perth, prior to the Assembly and will be led by different prayer leaders. Delegates of Assembly, intercessors etc are all welcome to come We will then be sharing an evening meal together at 6:00 pm and having communion together. You are very welcome to join us.
Please bring something to share for the evening meal.
You are invited to fast during the prayer rally (Friday 6 pm - Saturday 6 pm) in any way the Lord leads you. We will be breaking our fast together at 6 pm Saturday.
We will also be having prayer meetings at 6 am. every day throughout the Assembly. 12th - 18th July at Nedlands Uniting church. All are welcome to come.
10TH June - 18th July 2015
Dates for Prayer Rallies for 2014
21-23rd March 2014: Merroo, Kurrajong, NSW
18-20 July 2014: Adelaide Mylor baptist
14-16 November: Liverpool Uniting
Registration form for Prayer Rally 18-20 July in Adelaide
Uniting Prayer and Fasting Prayer Rallies
On the 15th-17th November 2013 we had our very first Uniting Prayer and Fasting prayer rally at Merroo Conference Centre, Kurrajong NSW for all Uniting Church intercessors to pray for repentance and revival in Jesus' name. 40 people from 4 different Uniting Churches gathered. It was an awesome time of the Lord's presence and fellowship. Highlights were a special time of prayer when Newtown Mission led us on a journey across the red sea, and Saturday evening when Adelaide Congress led u in prayers.
During 2014 we will have 3 prayer rallies during the weekend of the UCA Assembly Standing Committee meetings. All Uniting Church intercessors of times present and past and other interested people from whatever church are welcome to attend. The March and November prayer rallies will be held at Merroo, Kurrajong NSW and our July hopefully in Adelaide.
A Destiny Together: Justice for First Peoples, "a week of prayer and fasting being held from 17 to 23 March 2014. After hearing stories of the damaging effects of the Federal Government's 'Stronger Futures' laws from members of the UAICC, the members of the 13th Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia resolved to call all Church members and congregations together in prayer. It is an important opportunity to bear witness to the genuine transformation of relationship that is possible through God's love in Jesus Christ." Go to link on UCA Assembly website.
Link to registration form for Prayer Rally
Cost: $134 from Friday evening to Sunday after lunch 15th - 17th November 2013.
Click on link for pdf for Prayer Book with Ephesians bible study guide on Life Overflowing
Click on link for pdf of Andrew Dutney's covering letter about 40 days life and overflowing and information sheet to give to church members etc
See below letter from Rev Dr. Andrew Dutney (President Elect of the Uniting Church) about Uniting Prayer and Fasting and the 40 days of Life Overflowing
that occured last year in the 40 days leading up to and during the last Assembly of the Uniting Church of Australia..
New Testament scholar James Dunn once said that mission is “finding out where the Holy Spirit is at work and joining in”. That kind of “finding out…and joining in” is impossible without constant prayer; through which we discern what God is up to and receive the strength and creativity to find our place within it. Wherever I get to know people and communities of faith genuinely engaged in mission I soon discover that at the heart of what they are doing is a deep commitment to prayer.
I was introduced to Uniting Prayer and Fasting several years ago through Facebook, being one of the thousands who are encouraged and nourished by the prayers and scripture passages included in its regular updates. In recent months I’ve learned more about this significant ministry of Liverpool Uniting Church. One priority of Uniting Prayer and Fasting is to maintain constant prayer support for the Assembly of the Uniting Church – its officers, agencies and international partner churches. In preparation for the Thirteenth Assembly Uniting Prayer and Fasting is conducting a forty day devotional process of “repentance leading to life”. This process will begin in both the Liverpool congregation and in the virtual community of participants around the country who join in from where they are. During the Assembly itself those who are able will travel to Adelaide and continue to pray while the Assembly is in session, including a daily celebration of Holy Communion in one of the nearby city churches.
I commend this “40 Days of Life Overflowing” to you and invite you to join me in attending to the heart of the church’s business – in prayer.
Yours in Christ
UNITING PRAYER AND FASTING