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National Day of Prayer

Sunday 22 August 2021

  "Our eyes look to the Lord our God till He shows us His mercy"  Ps 123:2 


Across all our services on Sunday 22 August, Australia's Churches are invited to pray for our local, national and global communities experiencing great need and distress caused by COVID-19. We encourage our member Churches to join in this National Prayer Day. 

There is great power in unified prayer and this time we pray together ‘JESUS HAVE MERCY’, a prayer of compassion, the prayer of the heart. 

Promotional resources available:

1. pdf National Day of Prayer Sunday 22 August 2021 A4 (2.03 MB)  PDF

2. image National Day of Prayer Sunday 22 August 2021 A4 (1.23 MB)  JPEG

3. image National Day of Prayer for the Pandemic Sunday Header (2.00 MB)  JPEG

4. image Raw Photo for National Day of Prayer Sunday 22 August 2021 (1.92 MB)  JPEG

5. Bishop Philip Huggins' article Jesus Have Mercy Prayer  

6. World Council Council of Churches - COVID Prayer resources

Further participation:

For those wanting to go deeper and commit additional time or individual participation:

  • Nightly prayer calls from 16 to 21 August will take place with input from a different church leader each night. Register using link below.
  • Daily devotions will be sent out to those who register. Each Daily Devotion will include a prayer from a different Church leader. Register using link below.
  • All day online prayer service. Register using link below. 

Sunday 22 August - join all day prayers online

You are invited to join a National virtual prayer service featuring Church leaders and Indigenous Christian Leaders. Participate as an individual through online prayer for part or all of the prayers.    

When:  22 August 2021 9 AM - 9 PM (AEST)

Register: Online - Sign up for Devotions & Prayer Call ID 

For more information on the National Day of Prayer visit 

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