2020 New Year’s Day Sunrise Prayer Success Hill on the Swan

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For Perthites. Apologies to everyone else in Oz. As below or as attached.

Celebrate and Dedicate 2020 New Year’s Day Sunrise Prayer Success Hill on the Swan

5.00 – 5.45am Success Hill Reserve, 7th Ave, Bassendean WA, WED Jan 1. Sunrise 5.13am. Any queries contact

Lachlan Dunjey 0407 937 513 liznlach@ozemail.com.au  David Kingston 0412 089 884

See https://www.sunriseprayerrelay.org/

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 praise, worship and dedication. Come to the top of the hill if you can (5’ walk) and overlook the river and the Darling Range. Facilities: Toilets, Playground, Barbecues.

Join us in celebration and dedication. Celebrate the freedom we still have in this nation and pray earnestly for the future that we will continue to have this freedom and be able to uphold and teach Christian truth in our homes (yes, even “around the kitchen table”), in our Christian schools, in our churches and in public.

Dedication for 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.

For young families. If you aren’t camping elsewhere then come and maybe have a picnic breakfast down on the pier on the banks of the Swan. We have had up to 24 attending from 5 different churches representing 5 denominations. But average age was 60+.

And to all those fun-loving people who celebrated the night before and saw in the New Year and who ALSO (hopefully) dedicated the New Year to God why not ALSO for this super special occasion get up 4 hrs later for 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!

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.

You may choose to read a Psalm of praise or dedication

Parking is through the main entry but there is roadside parking along 7th Ave further to the North alongside the reserve. You probably should be parking the car around 4.45am. Let’s just make sure we are not too noisy for the sake of the neighbours.

The Lord’s Prayer – Matthew 6:9-13

“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. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.”

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.

New Year’s Day Sunrise Prayer 2019 Reflection:

Once again it was a very good day with a wonderfully clear, glorious sunrise. 17 came from 6 churches representing 5 denominations. The setting – Success Hill Reserve in Bassendean, Western Australia overlooking the Swan River – was stunning with a good view of the sun rising over the Darling Range. The historical significance of the setting with its Noongar history and early white settlement also gave it meaning for a New Year dedication of our future. Once again we said The Lord’s Prayer together and then sang it to the tune of Auld Lang Syne (the “Millennial” version) followed by prayers for God to be glorified in ourselves, our families, our church ministries, our governments and our nation.

The quiet singing of “Brother let me be your servant” was good to sing to each other in view of our wide representation and our desire to work together and be a Christian voice for our nation.

The New Year’s Day Sunrise Prayer Relay has also received registrations from Finland, Nigeria, Mauritius, Czech Republic, Belgium, Canada, China, Ethiopia, Germany, India, New Zealand, Scotland, UK, Sri Lanka, South Africa and the USA.

Awaken the Dawn with Prayer Psalm 108

New Years Day 2020

Our Father who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread
And forgive our sins,
As we forgive each one of those who sins against us;
And lead us not to the time of trial
But deliver us from evil,
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory. Repeat.

Let all the people say Amen
In every tribe and tongue;
Let every heart’s desire be joined
To see the kingdom come.

Let every hope and every dream
Be born in love again;
Let all the world sing with one voice,
Let the people say Amen.


Brother, let me be your servant.
Let me be as Christ to you.
Pray that I might have the grace
To let you be my servant, too.

We are pilgrims on a journey.
We are brothers on the road.
We are here to help each other
Walk the mile and bear the load.

I will hold the Christ-light for you
In the night time of your fear.
I will hold my hand out to you;
Speak the peace you long to hear.

I will weep when you are weeping.
When you laugh, I’ll laugh with you.
I will share your joy and sorrow
Till we’ve seen this journey through.

When we sing to God in heaven,
We shall find such harmony
Born of all we’ve known together
Of Christ’s love and agony.

Brother, let me be your servant.
Let me be as Christ to you.
Pray that I might have the grace
To let you be my servant



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