A National Day of Prayer and Fasting for Life is to be held this Sunday, October 31, to combat “a wave of anti-life sentiment which seems to be sweeping Australia”.

The special day is being organised by the Canberra Declaration team, who are encouraging all people of faith to get involved.

“Let us call to the author of life and ask him to intervene in our nation. You might be able to miss a meal, refuse dessert or fast for the day. Ask your friends to do the same. Ask your church to join with you,” said Dr Graham McLennan from the Canberra Declaration team.

Dr Lachlan Dunjey from Medicine with Morality and one of the supporters of the Canberra Declaration said, “The battle for the intrinsic value of all human life intensifies across Australia with the push for euthanasia, unrestricted abortion, the elimination of all that is less than perfect, destructive embryo research and the overriding of conscience in medicine. It is more important than ever before for God’s people to declare that all humanity is created in the Image of God and support this Declaration.”

Ps Matt Prater from www.historymakersradio.com and one of the instigators of the Day of Prayer and Fasting said that Sunday 31 October is the final day of a worldwide 40 day call to prayer and fasting to halt the destruction of life on our planet through abortion. It is also the day the Welsh Revival commenced in 1904 and, sadly, is known as the day Halloween is held. “We must pray for our youth to see the light of Jesus, and not be deceived with the darkness of Halloween,” Ps Prater said.

Warwick Marsh from the Canberra Declaration team said, “We ask people to pray for the following: that Christians throughout Australia will humble themselves and pray according to 2 Chronicles 7:14 for revival and reformation in our nation; that God will give the media, our nation and its leaders a revelation of the beauty and sanctity of life and that hundreds of thousands of people will be motivated to sign the Canberra Declaration online and in petition format”.

For further information go to www.canberradeclaration.org.au