Grateful Morrison ‘drew strength’ from prayers

Catholics took part in singing a psalm at the online prayer breakfast (Twitter/Jeremy Stuparich)

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has thanked Australians for praying for him and his family in an address to the National Prayer Breakfast streamed from Parliament House yesterday. Source: Eternity News.

In a pre-recorded address, Mr Morrison said he was grateful for messages from the public that have caused him to “pause and draw strength”.

He said the COVID-19 pandemic had shown Australians “how much we draw strength from each other”.

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese also gave a brief address, reminding participants that prayer was a chance to step back from politics and “reach deep within ourselves while reaching up to a higher power”.

The National Prayer Breakfast is organised by the Parliamentary Christian Fellowship, led by senator Amanda Stoker and MP Luke Gosling. For the first time in its 31-year history, the event was held online, for free.

Dr Brooke Denyer from Calvary Hospital in Canberra spoke at the breakfast, offering a prayer for frontline workers.

A number of Catholic representatives were among many Christians who sang the closing song, The Blessing Australia, with lyrics from the psalm May The Lord Bless You And Keep You. These included Wollongong Bishop Brian Mascord, The Sisters of the Immaculata, Fr Rob Galea, Genevieve Bryant and the Missionaries of God's Love Sisters.

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Scott Morrison says thanks for praying for him (Eternity News)

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