Churches on the New South Wales South Coast have launched a week of prayers for the well being of communities along the Murray-Darling river system.
The ABC reports the church groups have begun prayers for river communities, where the continuing drought is threatening both town and farm water supplies.
The Catholic and Anglican churches at Merimbula and Pambula have been joined by the Pambula Pentecostal Ministry in the services.
Spokesman Chris Littlejohns says the deteriorating situation along the Murray-Darling system is of national concern.
"We're all concerned about water and the state of our rivers. People living at the other end of the river and trying to draw water out," he said.
"People all over the nation whether they're in the kitchen, at home, at work or whatever, if they can just pray for the healing of the Murray-Darling River system and the people who have been badly affected by all of this."
Church groups pray for Murray-Darling (ABC, 6/8/08)