New Year's Day Sunrise Prayer Relay
We invite our brothers and sisters in Christ, prayer groups and churches to join us all over the world to pray at Sunrise on New Year's Day at a public location like a hill, lookout or landmark in your city or town.
We suggest that you arrive 15 minutes before sunrise to begin your prayers.
We encourage you to pray the Lord's Prayer (Matt 6:9-13) together aloud as the sun rises and make a declaration that Jesus Christ is Lord of your life, your family, your region and your nation.
Your location might like to include praise and worship in your prayers. You could even take communion, have a time of fellowship or evangelism.
Some churches might want to incorporate the New Year's Day Sunrise Prayer Relay into their Sunday services.
Share photos and videos from your location on social media and use the hashtag #sunriseprayerrelay
Use the prayer resources on the website and register your location at www.sunriseprayerrelay.org
Whatever you do make sure you greet the new year with prayer.
“From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.” Psalm 113:3
Sunrise Prayer Relay - Promotional Links
New Year's Day Sunrise Prayer Relay Promo Video: www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=LSTHRAixKOQ
Sunrise Prayer Relay Website: www.sunriseprayerrelay.org
Sunrise Prayer Relay Facebook: www.facebook.com/sunriseprayerrelay
Sunrise Prayer Relay Instagram: www.instagram.com/sunriseprayerrelay
Sunrise Prayer Relay - Instructions
REGISTER your location at www.sunriseprayerrelay.org/register-now-for-2018 so we keep you updated and connect you with others.
INVITE others to join you in prayer at your location.
JOIN the Facebook Event www.facebook.com/events/1829905977250590 to get connected with others around the world and keep updated.
PROMOTE by sharing our promo video on social media.
ARRIVE 15 minutes before sunrise at your location and begin your prayer, some locations may have worship, shine a light, light a candle or read some scriptures, it’s up to you.
PRAY the Lord's Prayer (Matt 6:9-13) aloud together as the sun rises.
CONTINUE to pray, worship or read scriptures, we have supplied prayer points, a prayer declaration and some key scriptures to get you started but it's up to your group does, some locations might take communion, have a time of fellowship, breakfast or evangelism.
SHARE photos and videos on social media and use the hashtag #sunriseprayerrelay to connect with and inspire others.
TESTIFY by emailing photos or videos plus a short testimony from your location to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add your story to our testimony page.
The Lord's Prayer - Matthew 6:9-13
“In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.”
Sunrise Prayer Relay - Prayer Declaration
We declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, Lord of our families, Lord of our homes, Lord of our schools, Lord of our towns, Lord of our cities, Lord of our nation and Lord of all of heaven and earth.
We thank you for our nation, we pray that revival and transformation would come and you would grant our nation the gift of repentance and bring healing to the land according to 2 Chronicles 7:14.
We pray for our national leaders, state leaders, local government leaders and church leaders according to 1 Timothy 2:1-2, and we bless them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
We pray for the youth of who are the next generation of leaders.
We pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world who share our faith, but not our freedom.
"When one part of the body suffers, every part suffers..." 1 Corinthians 12:26
We pray for a great proclamation of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ in our nation and all over the world.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
In declaring Jesus Christ as Lord, we surrender our lives to Him for His glory, Amen.
Sunrise Prayer Relay – Prayer Points
Your Nation (Gen 18:18)
The Church (Col 1:18)
Your Leaders; present and future (1 Tim 2:1-2)
The Youth; the next generation of leaders in your nation (Psalm 71:5, Jeremiah 3:4)
The multiplication of prayer in your nation and the world (Luke 18:1)
The Persecuted Church - For more country-specific prayer resources visit opendoors.org.au
Revival and Transformation (2 Chron 7:14)
Proclamation of the Gospel in your nation and the world (John 3:16)
Additional Prayer Points Specific to Australia
Pray for Australia's National Day of Prayer & Fasting on Feb 10 2018 www.nationaldayofprayer.org.au
Pray for Awakening Australia on Nov 16-18 2018 www.awakeningaustralia.org
“From the rising of the sun to where it sets the name of the Lord is to be praised"