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National Day of Prayer and Fasting

27 May 2023


NDOPF 22 Man praying

During a meeting of Christian leaders at Parliament House, Canberra for the National Prayer Breakfast on 28 February 2011, a unanimous decision was made to proceed with a National Day of Prayer and Fasting for marriage and family to be held on Sunday, 24July 2011. It is significant that the 24th of July was first proposed by Aboriginal Christian leader Pastor Norman Miller from Cairns.

Following this day, and after much prayer and consultation across the wider body of Christ, it was decided to adopt a 5-year Prayer Plan and place the National Day of Prayer & Fasting on the Sunday before Lent each year starting in 2012. As of 2023 it was decided to hold it on the Saturday before Pentecost Sunday.

The National Day of Prayer and Fasting has continued every year with Christians uniting across Australia to pray to God for our Nation.

We welcome you to be part of the NDOPF journey.

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