Australian Churches called to pray for COVID-19

12 August 2021
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You are invited to participate in a National Day of Prayer in this time of pandemic.

On Sunday 22 August, The National Council of Churches Australia encourages parishes and other Catholic communities to pray alongside their Christian brothers and sisters for local, national and international communities experiencing great need and distress caused by COVID-19.

The theme is “Lord have mercy,” and calls people to be especially united in prayer, both individually and, where possible, in our liturgies.

To facilitate a national prayer focus, the team at the National Day of Prayer & Fasting are providing the following prayer resources and opportunities.

  • Every day from Monday 16 – Sunday 22 August 2021, a Daily Devotion will be sent out to those who register. Each Daily Devotion will include a prayer from a different Church leader.
  • Every night from 8pm AEST, Monday 16 – Sunday 22 August 2021, a nightly Prayer Call will take place with input from a different church leader each night.
  • On Sunday 22 August 2021 from 9am – 9pm, the National Day of Prayer & Fasting team will host a Zoom Prayer call featuring Church leaders and Indigenous Christian Leaders. Come for a short while or come for a long while. Let us join in prayer for our nation.

The Roman Catholic Church is a member of the National Council of Churches Australia, and the Diocese of Parramatta is a recent member of the NSW Ecumenical Council.

Register here for the National Day of Prayer, and for more information, please visit


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