Dear Friends and Family in Christ,
We at Catch the Fire Ministries are forwarding the following email from our Rise Up Australia coordinator in Canberra regarding a Federal Parliament Opening Prayer and the Lordâ€™s Prayer Petition for your prayer and action!
As Bible-believing God-fearing Christians, we must not only pray, but rise up in Holy Spirit boldness with a united voice of action, to preserve Australiaâ€™s Christian Heritage, Foundation, and Destiny, from slipping further away toward a secular humanist, interfaith, anti-Biblical, anti-Christian path toward death, hell, and destruction!
Rising Up Australia and the Nations as His Kingdom Comes,
Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,
Please may I ask you to consider filling in the attached Petition for the continuation of the Lordâ€™s Prayer being spoken in the Parliaments in Australia at the beginning of each sitting.
Thank you for your active and prayerful support and cooperation in signing this petition, for the important foundation of Godâ€™s Word and blessing to continue in our Parliamentsâ€¦we need our Christian voice to be heard, counted and registered by the decision makers in this matter.
Please send this onto your networks and alert your e-list people to this important petition
Please read instructions below and return to Russell Broadbent MP, a scanned-in signed petition to his email below, or else post it to the Parliament address below thankyou asap
In Christâ€™s Love,
Extract below from NACL Newsletter November 15th 2008
Federal Parliament Opening Prayer and the Lords Prayer Petition
You will no doubt be aware of moves in the Federal Parliament to amend Standing Orders for the House of Representatives and the Senate to remove the requirement for the reading of the Opening Prayer and the Lords Prayer at the start of each day of sitting.
Many people have indicated to me that this is a most disturbing prospect and one that will meet with strong opposition from most Australians.Â For this reason I believe it is important that as many people as possible have the opportunity to express an opinion on the issue.
To this end I have attached a copy of a petition prepared by the Right Reverend Dr. John Wilson in the hope you will see your way clear to circulating it for the collection of signatures.Â I would be delighted if you could also circulate it further afield among your colleagues.
It is important that the petition be copied exactly as per the form attached.Â
Completed sheets can be forwarded to my office and I will arrange for the petition to be presented to the Parliament.
Russell Broadbent MP
Address: Member for McMillan, Parliament House, Canberra, ACT 2600
Please send petitions to:
House of Representatives
Standing Committee on Petitions
PO Box 6021
CanberraÂ ACTÂ 2600
It is important that the correct format is used for the petition. A copy is available at the PPN website at Upcoming Events.