72 HOURS OF PRAYER AND FASTING FOR THE USA
The National Day of Prayer and Fasting in Australia is calling for 72 hours of prayer and fasting for the USA to take place from 30 April – 2 May 2013.
30 April is America’s National Day of Repentance (NDOR) while 2 May is the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer (NDP) celebrated throughout the USA.
Now is the time for Australia and New Zealand and the nations of the world to stand with the USA in their hour of need.
This prayer event will have profound significance for America and help turn the tide of family breakdown, crippling addictions, increasing immorality and random acts of horrific violence, as we have just witnessed in the Boston bombings.
On New Year’s Eve 2012, Pastor Jeff Daly of the NDOR came to Australia and joined in a prayer event in Canberra, our nation’s capital. He then organised prayer in USA to support the National Day of Prayer and Fasting for Australia on Sunday 10 February 2013. Ps Daly has called for Australians to stand with Americans on 30 April 2013 to pray for national repentance using the theme verse, 2 Chronicles 7:14. This day is the 224th anniversary of George Washington’s inauguration as a devout Christian president and the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s day of “humiliation, prayer and fasting” held during the devastating times of the Civil War.
The theme for the NDP 2013 is Pray for America, emphasizing the need for individuals, corporately and individually, to place their faith in the unfailing character of their Creator, who is sovereign over all governments, authorities, and men. The theme verse is Matthew 12:21: “In His name the nations will put their hope.”
The reality is that it was American men who shed their blood that saved Australia from invasion from the Japanese during the Second World War. The battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942 sank many Japanese ships and troop carriers at great cost to American life. Even though that battle was lost, the war was won as a result. Many nations of the world have much to thank the USA for because of their past and present sacrifices for freedom.
For more information:
Ps Matt Prater – 61 433 192 267 Dr Graham McLennan – 61 427 003 549
Warwick Marsh – 61 418 225 212 David Rowsome: 61 7 3422 0969
New Zealand enquiries:
Warren Lyons – Call to Prayer Ministries – 64 27 2634295
This is an ANZAC prayer call.