Week 6: Receive Jesus’ Kingdom: REVIVAL and TRANSFORMATION of Our Nation & Global Region
By Pastor Barbara Miller, Cairns, Queensland
Spheres of Influence: Reconciliation & Religion – including Prayer for Australia, Israel and the nations
Intention: For God’s justice, righteousness and salvation to flow through Australia, Israel and the nations, transforming them and bringing REVIVAL to all social services and systems.
Isaiah 51:4-5 (NIV) – “Listen to Me My people; hear Me My nation: The law will go out from Me; My justice will become a light to the nations. My righteousness draws near speedily, My salvation is on the way, And My arm will bring justice to the nations. The islands will look to Me and wait in hope for My arm.”
Receive God’s Promises for Our Nation & Global Region:
God calls us to prayerfully listen to him, to hear his heart for our nation, Israel and the nations. He has impressed on me so strongly that righteousness and justice are the foundations of His throne (Psalm 89:14) and that he wants us to be a sheep nation when he comes to judge the nations (Matthew 25:31-32). He wants us to have compassion towards others and to stand with the nation that is the apple of His eye – Israel.
God can turn our nation around through our prayers. He wants to bring salvation, pour out REVIVAL, heal the people and heal the land. We are a large island, part of the Pacific with many islands and the Lord wants us to hope in him, to have faith in him. The Lord will move powerfully with his right arm to right the wrongs and bring justice to the nations and bring about His kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. Nothing is impossible with God and He has commanded us to be holy even as He is holy. Righteousness exalts a nation. Declare the government is on the shoulders of Jesus! (Isaiah 9:7)
Pray for REVIVAL and TRANSFORMATION:
• Lord Jesus, we thank you that your life was an example to us as You reached out to the poor and needy.
As you said You came to call sinners not the righteous to repentance. Help us to do likewise. We pray that your compassion will flow through us.
• We pray for the government and all social services and systems of our nation to be aligned with your holy plans and purposes, that Australia would fulfil its destiny and calling as a nation and be a nation of righteousness and justice.
• We pray Australia will bless Israel and be blessed and not curse Israel (Genesis 12:1-3) and that Australia will be aligned with your purposes for Israel. (Zechariah 12:3)
• We pray for those you have put on our hearts these 40 days, for their salvation, healing and transformation – through your righteousness poured out, Jesus.
Activate God’s Promises in Our Nation & Global Region:
• Join a prayer network that prays for Australia, Israel and the nations – the Australian Prayer Network, the Canberra Declaration Prayer Network, the Parliamentary Prayer Network, the Australian Indigenous Prayer Network and/or a local prayer group.
• Consider financial support for Indigenous ministries focusing on REVIVAL and transformation.
B.A. (Hons) Psych, Gr Dip Sociology, Assoc MAPS
Co-founder Centre for International Reconciliation and Peace, Cairns, Australia