Christian leaders in Australia Invited people around the world to pray at sunrise on New Year’s Day.
Prayer and worship advocates shared a video on YouTube beckoning all Christians to go out to a public location such as a hill, lookout or landmark in their city or town and “make a declaration that Jesus Christ is Lord of your life, your family, your region and your nation” for 2018.
Warwick Marsh, coordinator for Australia’s National Day of Prayer & Fasting said, “David said in Psalm 108:2, ‘I will wake the dawn with my song.’ So, during this time of prayer we want to focus on giving great praise to God. We also want to pray for revival and transformation, that God will bring healing to our land as it says in 2 Chronicles 7:14. Let us all pray for a great harvest of souls for the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Organisers had asked everyone to arrive at their chosen location 15 minutes before sunrise to begin praying, and as the sun rises to read aloud the Lord’s Prayer from Matthew 6: 9-13.
The Organisers said they already have registrations from people in over a dozen countries including the United States, South Africa, India, North Korea, the U.K. and more. If you took part in this beautiful event, coordinators are asking people to share photos and videos from their location on social media and use the hashtag #sunriseprayerrelay.
This takes me to 2 Chronicles 7:14 King James Version (KJV);
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Glory be to God for the Church is rising up and raising a mighty army! Let us not grow weary, but carry on praying.
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