Coronavirus Crisis: Australia Calls World to Pray & Fast for USA 30 April – 7 May 2020

25 April 2020

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For the eighth consecutive year, Australia is calling the nations of the world to join with us in 8 days of prayer and fasting for the United States of America, from 30 April – 7 May 2020.


May 7 is America’s National Day of Prayer.

The theme is “GOD’S GLORY – Across the Earth” Habakkuk 2:14.

April 30 is America’s National Day of Repentance.

The National Day of Prayer is a vital part of America’s heritage. The first call to prayer was in 1775 when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation. The national call to prayer has continued through history, including President Lincoln’s proclamation of a day of “humiliation, fasting, and prayer” on 30 April 1863. In 1952, a joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual National Day of Prayer.

Commissioner James Condon, Chairman of the Australian National Day of Prayer & Fasting team, said,

“We have been praying and fasting on an annual basis since 2013 for revival and transformation for the USA, according to 2 Chronicles 7:14. Our prayers, and the prayers of other nations we believe, have made a significant contribution to the miraculous shift back to more Godly values which have occurred under the current administration.

Ps Warwick Marsh, also from the Australian National Day of Prayer and Fasting team, said,

“Currently there are 849,092 active cases of coronavirus in the USA, 10 times worse than Australia on a pro-rata basis. Worse still, there have been 47,681 deaths from COVID-19 in the USA, almost 50 times worse than Australia on a pro-rata basis. This is horrific! From the sheer number of cases and death toll, the USA is the worst hit country in the world and the death rate is likely to get rise. America desperately needs our prayers!

Andrew Scarborough, a member of the Australian National Day of Prayer and Fasting team, said,

“President Abraham Lincoln’s humble call to prayer in 1863 resonates with us today.
Both America and Australia need to come back to God in repentance and humility.”

“It is significant that these 8 days of Prayer and Fasting mark the beginning of Go2020 in the month of May, a call for the Christians of the world to pray for and share the Gospel with 5 people in the month of May. The simple goal is to reach a billion people with God’s love. We encourage each believer to accept the ‘Hope Story Challenge’ and share their video testimony about how they came to hope in Jesus, and post it online. Then challenge five others to do the same. This is a vital part of our prayer call.”


For Interviews, contact James Condon, Warwick Marsh or Andrew Scarborough at :

National Day of Prayer & Fasting:

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