Coronavirus Prayer for Australia


'Heavenly father, we commit our nation to you.

'In this terrible time of great need and suffering for so many people.

'And we do this also for the entire world, places far from this country there are people suffering even more, going through tremendous hardship, crying out, we pray you'll hear their voice.

'Pray you'll deliver them, that you'll send them peace and that you'll send them comfort and you'll send them strength in this time of great, great need.

'Father, give us strength here in this country. Give us wisdom, give us judgement, give us encouragement.

'Let your peace reign, let your love shower this nation in this time.

'And let your people, let those whu trust in you, Lord, be instruments for your love, for your compassion, for your justice, for your mercy, for your grace.

'Let us be lights, Lord, in a time of great darkness.

'May you lift us up in this time, may you strengthen us and encourage us and in all things, Lord, may you shine upon all of us at this time as we seek your grace, we seek your strength and we seek your favour.

'We pray this in Jesus' name. We pray also for our leaders, my colleagues in parliamentary roles, doesn't matter what party they're from.

'I pray particularly for my colleagues in the cabinet, ministers making difficult decisions each and every day.

'And I especially pray for my colleagues in the national cabinet, premiers and chief ministers, faced with terrible challenges that were unthinkable only a few days ago as they become realities.

'We pray that you'll keep the national cabinet strong and united and that we may be able to face each day and each challenge with unity and purpose.

'I pray all of these things, Lord, as we praise you always.

'May your kingdom come, may your will be done, Lord, on earth as it is in heaven and bring peace to our world and to our nation.

'In Jesus' name we pray.'

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