AUSTRALIAN PRAYER NETWORK NEWSLETTER
WEEK 5 – POLICIES THAT ALIGN WITH GOD’S WILL FOR OUR NATION
Day 1 – Monday 2 September
Marriage Marriage is an honourable state instituted by God, and is the preferred form of traditional family life in Australia. Pray for policies that protect and strengthen the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman.
Scriptures – Hebrews 13:4 Romans 1:26-27
Day 2 – Tuesday 3 September
Family Friendly Policies The family is the foundational unit of society and needs supporting and strengthening, as the dynamics of family life are changing rapidly in society today. Pray for policies that will promote God’s plan for family life, thus restoring respect and honour between parents and children.
Scriptures – Colossians 3:18-21 Ephesians 6:1-4 Proverbs 17:6
Day 3 – Wednesday 4 September
Education – Pray that policies implemented within our education system will be designed to meet the needs of children and teachers and not to attract political mileage. Pray for a return to the teaching of Christian values within the education system replacing the secular humanist worldview that has dominated in recent years. Pray for policies that support Chaplaincy in both secular and Christian schools.
Scriptures – Matthew 9:37-38
Day 4 – Thursday 5 September
Refugees and Asylum Seekers – One of Australia’s redemptive gifts is to give refuge and hope to people fleeing violence in their homelands. Pray for policies, based on compassion not fear, that will clearly distinguish between genuine refugees and illegal immigrants, whilst maintaining strong and credible border security.
Scriptures – Leviticus 19:33-34 Isaiah 58:6-7 Matthew 25:34-40
Day 5 – Friday 6 September
Treatment of Indigenous people The present welfare dependent policies regarding the indigenous people have not adequately dealt with the debilitating effect of long term unemployment, lack of identity or lack of connections to the wider Australian community. Pray that Indigenous policies would provide incentives which enable Aboriginals to prosper in the current Australian economy in society, restoring identity and inclusiveness, meaning and hope.
Scriptures – Ephesians 2:14 Luke 10:29-37
Day 6 – Saturday 7 September
Economic Policies Good economic policy will encourage investment, job
security, stability and growth in our Nation. Pray for fair and equitable
policies that reflect righteousness and justice for all Australians.
Scriptures – Deuteronomy 8:17-18 Romans 13:5-7
Source: Australian Prayer Network