A prayer for AustraliaWe are shocked and saddened at the Australian bushfires and the devastation they are causing. As a Christian movement we stand in solidarity with all those affected and ask our members to join together in prayer to support all those effected by this crisis. The Archbishop Glenn Davies of Sydney and Metropolitan of the Province of New South Wales in the Anglican Church of Australia is encouraging Australians to join him in prayer. Link: Prayer for Australia You can also download the prayer here or read below. A prayer for Australia in drought and fire Our heavenly Father, creator of all things and especially the creator of this land and its original peoples, we call out to you in these desperate times as fires have swept across several parts of our country. Our hearts cry out to you for those who have lost loved ones, and those who have lost properties in the wake of these ravaging fires. Father we pray, in your mercy, restrain the forces of nature from creating catastrophic damage; in your mercy protect human life. Guard those volunteers, rural fire service personnel and emergency services who selflessly step into the breach to fight these fires. Guide police and authorities who help evacuate and shelter those who are displaced. Bring comfort and healing to all who suffer loss. Remembering your promises of old that seedtime and harvest will never cease, we pray that you would open the heavens to send refreshing rain upon our parched land. In your mercy, we pray for drenching rain. We pray that despite the forecasts, in your miraculous power you would bring forth rain to quench these fires and to bring life back into the earth, so that crops may grow and farmers may bring forth the harvest of the land again. We bring these requests before your throne, in the name of your Son, who died and rose again for our deliverance. Amen.
Mothers’ Union prayers often reflect the Anglican Church diary.
The Mary Sumner Prayer
Perfect for all seasons and situations:All this day, O Lord, let me touch as many lives as possible for thee; and every life I touch, do thou by thy spirit quicken, whether through the word I speak, the prayer I breathe, or the life I live. Amen.