National Prayer Campaign for Drought
The Catholic Bishops of Australia have announced a National Prayer Campaign for Drought to take place during November. People across the country are encouraged to pray for the gift of rain, for people affected by the drought and to provide practical support, where possible. The Bishops note that large parts of the country are directly affected by the drought, but the impact is national – and so should the response be national. Access resources and find out more at: www.catholic.org.au/drought
Prayer for the Blessing of Rain
Bless Australia – our Great South Land of the Holy Spirit.
Grant, that as the Cross shines in our southern skies, so may Christ bring light to our nation, to its peoples old and new.
May we receive the blessing of abundant rain so that the “desert blooms with the life that lies in wait.”
We ask this through Christ, Our Lord.
The November edition of the Catholic Voice features the Daniher family, whose children and parents, have lived through drought many times before, but this one is proving tougher than most. Read how they remain optimistic, defiant and strong in their faith. Copies of the Catholic Voice can be found at your local parish.