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National Prayer Campaign for Drought

The Catholic Church in Australia is dedicating the month of November 2019 as a time to pray for those affected by crippling drought conditions and to pray for the gift of rain.

Parishes, schools, families and other Catholic communities across the country are being encouraged to participate in the National Prayer Campaign for Drought, which also invites people to provide assistance to those most in need. The month of prayer is an additional response to the local work being done in affected communities.

Eternal God,

In wisdom and love you created our earth

to sustain us and give us life.

We turn to you now

in faith, hope and love, asking you to look with favour on our drought-stricken land, on our starving animals,

on our failing crops.

Strengthen, sustain and give new heart to our farmers

and to all who are affected by drought;

be with those who support them.

In your loving providence, send abundant rain

and restore our parched earth.

Father of all compassion, hear our prayer

through Jesus Christ your Son, in whom the promise of new life has dawned, and

through the power of the Holy Spirit,

the Lord the giver of life: Renew your faithful people; Renew the face of the earth.

Our Lady of the Southern Cross, Mary, help of Christians –

Pray for us.

St Mary of the Cross MacKillop – Pray for us.