Monday, October 21, 2013

Day 21: Australia

Australia is one of those countries that has always intrigued me. I've never traveled there, but it's on my dream list. I love the iconic landmarks, the spunky people, the accent...and much to my brothers' amusement, I even love the movie.

I admit I hold a romantic view of the country, but the reality is that it's a nation that is home to 149 different people groups, and 15 of those groups are yet to be reached, according to the Joshua Project. Not necessarily as high of a number as some nations, but each group is certainly just as worthy of hearing the gospel.

Currently eastern Australia is enduring extensive brush fires that have scorched hundreds of thousands of acres. Let's pray for our brothers and sisters who are already in their tomorrow as they face rebuilding and recovering.

Australian Quick Facts
Population: 21.5 million
Primary Industry: Services, Mining, Agriculture, Industry, Tourism
Annual Income per Person: $46,824
Political System: Democracy
Primary Religion: Christian
All facts found in Operation World

Jesus, we pray for those affected by the brush fires in Australia. Though the devastation is extensive, we pray that they would know You as their provider. We pray that Isaiah 43 would become real to them...that though they walk through fire, You are with them, they will not be burned. We lift up all of the peoples living in Australia. We praise You for the amazing work Your church is already doing in the country, and we ask that the impact of Your gospel would be multiplied over and over again. Only by Your power and Your grace can this be done, and we praise You because You can and You will. Let us live in light of Your promises. Amen 

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