Dear Friends,

Thank you for your prayers and your support for the National Day of Prayer and Fasting that took place last Sunday. We had over 800 people through the Great hall of Parliament House. The day  was celebrated in churches all over Australia and many nations around the world. We have had great reports from all over the nation and the South Pacific.

We apologise in advance if you were one of those who missed out on looking at the live webcast. Technical problems limited our numbers and so many missed out.

The good news is that  this Sunday 17 February at 6PM (5PM QLD time) the Trinity Broadcasting Network Pacific (TBN) will air a half hour special in Australia and New Zealand on the National Day of Prayer and Fasting. This TV special will feature excerpts from the Prayer Service which was held from 10AM – 4PM on Sunday 10 February 2013 in the Great Hall of Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. Messages of support were received from church leaders of many denominations. In addition LifeSiteNews filed a news story with video footage featuring political leaders who spoke on the day.

The half hour TV special also features footage from New Zealand whose prayer networks partnered with Australia’s celebrations by simultaneously declaring the ムGreat South Landメs Salvation Declarationメ at 1PM on Sunday 10 February 2013. Fifteen countries took part including New Zealand, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, PNG, Cook Islands, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Korea, India, Nepal, Kenya, Israel and the USA.

The National Day of Prayer and Fasting’s theme for this year was LIFE. Next year the theme will be REVIVAL. The date will be Sunday 2 March 2014. We invite you to mark it in your diary now and set aside this time in your own church  or come yourself to the Prayer Service in the Great Hall, Parliament House, Canberra.

The National Day of Prayer and Fasting is followed every year by 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting over the period of Lent, 13 February – 24 March 2013. It is still possible to register to take part in this period of Prayer and Fasting and receive a daily inspirational prayer update for the duration of this period. Register NOW

During the 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting we will be praying together for a ‘Life Breakthru’ in our nation. Jesus said, “I have come to give you life and life more abundantly.” We will be praying for an outpouring of God’s Life to turn back the tide of death that is gripping our nation. The ‘40 Days of Prayer and Fasting coincides with ‘40 Days for Life’. Join with the mission of 40 Days for Life if you are able. For more information go to:

2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray . . .”

How you choose to observe this 40 Day period of prayer is up to you. Why not pray about it?  
Maybe a Daniel Fast, maybe missing one meal a day or fasting one day a week.

Five Point Prayer Plan – LIFE
– Call for you to renew your love and life for God.
– Call for you to make a list of friends you will pray for on each of these 40 days, praying they will find new life in Jesus Christ. 
  You could even give them a rose for Easter – a sign of God’s love.
– Commit to include this call to prayer in your church calendar and mobilise your church to pray for a release of Gods Life in our nation.
– Pray that we will see a culture of life replace a culture of death and that “respect for life, from conception to natural death will be enshrined in law and public policy.”
– Pray each day for an outpouring of life, revival and transformation for Australia.

Thank you again for your support for the National Day of Prayer and Fasting. Reports are flowing in from all over the nations of lives renewed and churches changed. It is the conviction of our team that this spiritual change will now begin to flow like a river of Gods Life to turn back the tide of death in our nation.

Yours for More Prayer
Warwick Marsh

On Behalf of the Team
National Day of Prayer and Fasting