Be still

Day 18: Be Still and GO!

18 May 2024

3.6 MINS


National Day of Prayer (NDOP) and the Global Go Day. Local groups are meeting across the country as well as online on Zoom. NDOP runs from 10 am until 4 pm (AEST). Click here to register!


To be still and attentive to God in prayer, asking for salvation across the nations, and intentionally going with the good news.


“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.”

– John 10:27


Today is the Australia National Day of Prayer. It is also Go Day, when believers across the world take the good news of Jesus out to a dying and lost world.

For this NDOP, our focus is on being still before God (Psalm 46:10). Why? Because this will aid us in being more fruitful in sharing the gospel and making disciples of Jesus. As we tune ourselves into God, He will help us be in tune with others as we share Jesus with them.

But what exactly is a disciple?

To be a disciple means to be in sync with the voice of the Shepherd, to stay close to Him (be known by Jesus), and to obey His word (follow Jesus). Jesus reveals all this to us in John 10:27.

To be a disciple-maker is to help others hear Jesus, know Him, and obediently follow Him.

Being Jesus’ disciple is not a momentary task. Rather, it is a relational journey as we walk with Him in His power, presence, and purpose. It involves being attentive to God in listening prayer. Through this process, we become increasingly aware of His loving, unconditional acceptance of us. Jesus knows us intimately, and He will continue to reveal the Father’s love for us.

Making disciples of Jesus is also a relational journey. As we experience more of God’s transforming love, we will naturally grow in our love for the world. This dynamic will draw us to actively engage with others. We can’t help but desire to share the good news of salvation.

For those who wonderfully accept God’s love shown to them in Jesus, we have the great privilege of helping them hear His voice, know Him, and obey His word. We will make disciples, who will then make more disciples.

By living out our faith and loving authentically, we become instruments of God’s grace and love. We reveal the beauty of Jesus in this broken world. It is His work, and as we abide in Him and He abides in us, His love will explode in Australia, releasing Christ’s glory everywhere.

Today is about being still before God.

The following prayer guide can help you as you come before Him in listening prayer.

Prayer Guide: W.A.L.K.

Wait and worship in God’s presence. “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name”.

Align with God’s agenda. “Your kingdom come; your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”.

Loved by God and loving others. “Give us today our daily bread and forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us”.

Known by God and making Him known. “Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.”



Gracious Father, thank You for Your extravagant love. We listen attentively to Your voice to discern Your ways. As we gather in prayer and as we scatter to make disciples, may You do much more in Jesus’ name than we are imagining or asking.

Fill us with Your Holy Spirit so we may be bold in our witness. We ask for divine appointments today where those we meet will receive the word, turn, and follow Jesus. May our lives be a witness to Your manifest presence, drawing others to follow Jesus.

Strengthen us, O Lord, to walk in loving obedience with humility, knowing that it is through Your power that we are able to participate in Your mission as we follow Jesus who leads us to love the lost.

We ask for a fresh move of the Holy Spirit as we build momentum in prayer and action. Teach us to be still and know You are God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. You will be exalted among the nations. You will be exalted in the earth.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

Author Bio

MMike Heyike Hey is a member of the Australia Prays Executive Team, and he serves with OM as a global missions and leadership mentor. He and his wife, Ann, spent many years in India, on the OM ships, and in Asia in leadership as catalysts for unity, prayer, evangelism, disciple-making, and church planting.

Prayer Points and Purpose for GO Month 2024

  1. To worship Jesus and give extravagant praise to God. 1 Chron 16:23–31.
  2. To pray for revival, repentance and deliverance for Australia and for millions to find Christ. Acts 2:1–41.
  3. To pray for five people by name to find Christ and share the gospel with those five in May. Matt 28:18–20.

We invite you to support this prayer campaign to multiply prayer in Australia for revival and see millions come to Christ. Every donation to the Canberra Declaration helps us promote prayer and make a stand for family, faith, freedom, life, and the good news of God’s love through Jesus Christ His Son.

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DATES: Every night in May

TIME: 8 PM (AEST); 7:30 PM (ACST); 6 PM (AWST)


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