A Prayer for Australia

Prophetic Word (December 2020)

‘Australia, an ancient land, whose sound is heard in heaven, and with a troop the Lord has called to set free his people. Time for new beginnings, come quickly for your window of grace is narrowing. Trouble from the north beckons unless you will turn from your ways. Watch to the east, the waves do come. The South Land of the Holy Spirit has been blessed with the hand of grace to restore its foundations, to seek its Protector, and yet selfishness, greed, and neglect mar the way of men and women. The ‘church’ has forsaken His word, and ignored the Holy Spirit, preferring their own power and control over the ways of the Spirit of Jesus, and His headship. And so, you have been forced back into your homes, to turn to your Lord once again, even to cry out in repentance, seeking the way of the Christ, learning to know the Holy Spirit. The believers will be tested by His word, as He looks for those who faithfully endure to pursue His way. Blessings will come as the faithful stand strong in Him, burning as bright lights in the community. The words of Christ hang as a plum line across the nation, the Lord calling to its people to look again to Him. Refuges of the Lord will flourish, and ancient wells opened, as the new move of God can flourish from home to home, and park to park.’

Our Prayer

Calling a bird of prey from the east, the man who executes My counsel, from a far country. Indeed I have spoken it; I will also bring it to pass. I have purposed it; I will also do it. (Isaiah 46:11)

Father in heaven, we cry out to You for the nation of Australia, this part of Your southland of the Holy Spirit. We thank you that Your grace continues to protect this nation, and by Your mercy we are sustained. Lord, it is only by You we are spared the ravages of plague, and the sounds of war. It is in Your grace that natures convulsions are limited, and life spared. Thank you, God.

Lord we humbly beseech you, asking that Australia would truly be one nation under God. Let not the forces of disunity, under the guise of ‘federation’ or ’rights’ prosper, but rather may we gather under the name of Christ and honour the One Saviour. May Godly sorrow and forgiveness bring healing to the nation. Let the life and light of Jesus Christ our Lord cause darkness and death to recede, and His Government rest upon the governments of this land. We thank You LOrd that the battle is Yours, and as we give our praise and burdens unto You, we will be delivered for Your glory.

Cause the nation to again honour the Lord Jesus, turning afresh to Him with thanksgiving. Thank you that you raise up those who speak with the Father’s voice, creating new things for His kingdom, and causing Your word to prosper in Your power, bringing healing, life, resurrection, confession, and repentance.

Lord, may the kings of society and government come to You in praise and adoration, even humbling themselves upon their knees, kissing Your Son.

Father we are not worthy of Your mercy and rely on Your grace in Christ Jesus. May You send the troubler to the nations that would seek to bring trouble to this nation. For Your name, glory, and purposes for Australia let Your hand of grace and truth be revealed. In Your mercy You know who is needed to restore faith to this nation, and to build Your house. Send Your birds of prey from the east and north.

Thank you, Lord Jesus, that by the Holy Spirit You continue to prepare Your Bride, the ecclesia of saints, the Church, pulling away the things of man, building on You the Cornerstone, and the sure foundations which You have laid down. Breathe afresh on us, fill us with Your wind, pour out Your refining fire. May the church of Australia become Your spotless Bride.

Turn our heart to the things that move Yours’s Lord, overwhelm us with the Love of the Father. Bring justice to the poor and broken, the orphan, and stranger. Let us no longer move in judgement and condemnation, rather mercy and justice. Bring honour to those whose lives have been marked with poverty. Thank you Lord that You will move with Your sovereign hand and bless the without with abundance, and restore the years the locusts have eaten. May this nation be known for its compassion, stopping for the one as if they are You.

Come, Holy Spirit, come, prepare us for our Lord’s return. Let the wells open us in the wilderness, and the streams of God quench our thirsty land. And let Your rain fall, satiate us in the love and peace of God.

Praying all this in the name of Jesus Christ.

“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’ “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’ “Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” (Matthew 25:31-46)

Now go, write it before them on a tablet, and note it on a scroll, that it may be for time to come, forever and ever: That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children who will not hear the law of the Lord; Who say to the seers, “Do not see,” and to the prophets, “Do not prophesy to us right things; Speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits. Get out of the way, turn aside from the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.” Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel: “Because you despise this word, and trust in oppression and perversity, and rely on them, therefore this iniquity shall be to you like a breach ready to fall, a bulge in a high wall, whose breaking comes suddenly, in an instant. And He shall break it like the breaking of the potter’s vessel, which is broken in pieces; He shall not spare. So there shall not be found among its fragments a shard to take fire from the hearth, or to take water from the cistern.” For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” But you would not, And you said, “No, for we will flee on horses”— Therefore you shall flee! And, “we will ride on swift horses”— therefore those who pursue you shall be swift! One thousand shall flee at the threat of one, at the threat of five you shall flee, till you are left as a pole on top of a mountain and as a banner on a hill.

Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you; And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; Blessed are all those who wait for Him. For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem; You shall weep no more. He will be very gracious to you at the sound of your cry; When He hears it, He will answer you. And though the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your teachers will not be moved into a corner anymore, but your eyes shall see your teachers. Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left. You will also defile the covering of your images of silver, and the ornament of your molded images of gold. You will throw them away as an unclean thing; You will say to them, “Get away!” Then He will give the rain for your seed with which you sow the ground, and bread of the increase of the earth; It will be fat and plentiful. In that day your cattle will feed in large pastures. Likewise the oxen and the young donkeys that work the ground will eat cured fodder, which has been winnowed with the shovel and fan. There will be on every high mountain and on every high hill rivers and streams of waters, in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall. Moreover the light of the moon will be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the Lord binds up the bruise of His people and heals the stroke of their wound. (Isaiah 30:8-26)

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