Tuesday 26 January Australia Day Sunrise Prayer 2021 at Success Hill on the Swan

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Australia Day Sunrise Prayer 2021 at Success Hill on the Swan

Tuesday 26 January

5.15 – 6.15am Success Hill Reserve, 7th Ave, Bassendean WA. Sunrise 5.36am.

Why meet? To seek the Glory of God in the affairs and people of this nation

Once again, join us in a dedication of the year, for ourselves, our families, our churches and ministries, our communities, our nation, our governments, our leaders especially our Prime Minister, our suffering brothers and sisters here and elsewhere, the Islamic peoples, the Middle East, the peace of Jerusalem, our world.

In “making our voices heard in heaven… humanity cooperates with divinity”

Rear Admiral Barry Black, chaplain to US Senate*

All are welcome but you may have a closer venue where you have been before (but if not, why not make it happen). Join us in spirit WHEREVER YOU ARE for our nation.

Come to the top of the hill if you can (5’ walk) and overlook the river and the Darling Range. COME WHEN YOU CAN for as long as you can. Facilities: toilets, playground, pier with lovely view

At sunrise it is suggested we join in saying The Lord’s Prayer followed by quiet singing of The Lord’s Prayer – the Millennium version to tune of Auld Lang Syne (words provided).

As we mingle and pray we might continue to sing that magnificent prayer OR as an indication of unity to sing “Brother, let me be your servant” to each other (“Brother, sister let me serve you” if you prefer).

And to all those fun-loving people who will celebrate later in the day, why not ALSO join us in a SUNRISE DEDICATION? You can do it! Good soldiers for Jesus Christ for our day and for our nation can do it!! Come on young, and young at heart, you can do it!

Parking is through the main entry but there is roadside parking along 7th Ave further to the North alongside the reserve. Let’s just make sure we are not too noisy for the sake of the neighbours.

Heritage of Success Hill

Known as traditional Noongar land and an important meeting place. To Noongar people this side of the Swan is known as Yellagonga’s country. Captain James Stirling explored this area in 1827, 2 yrs before the founding of the colony. We acknowledge the Noongar heritage and are grateful to use this area to dedicate the Year.

Enquiries to Lachlan Dunjey 0407 937 513 liznlach@ozemail.com.au

*  Rear Admiral Barry Black, Chaplain to US Senate, at the National Prayer Breakfast 2 February, 2017. Well worth the 26 minute time investment to see. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyvNg1kk9tQ (if link doesn’t work then just paste in browser). Black talked about a deep and needed power that comes along with prayer “making our voices heard in heaven.” “When I see a group of people of faith of this size I get an adrenaline rush, because I know that where two or three are gathered together in his name, he is there in the midst… I also believe that when we pray, humanity cooperates with divinity.”

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