National Day of Prayer for Defence – 2023

National Day of Prayer for Defence - 2023

By MCF_Admin


All who have a heart to pray for Defence are welcome to join in praying together. Groups will be meeting all across Australia either on the day or generally in the week preceding. There have been 20-30 groups across Australia, and the world, meet in the past. Please get involved and uplift the Australian Defence Force to God. All welcome and you don’t need to be in Defence to host a gathering. It can be in a Small Group, at a Defence Base, in a local Church or by getting a few friends together to pray for these important issues.

You are welcome to organise a time of prayer.

To register your event time and location, or for if you have questions please email: [email protected] (Churches are also welcome to host an event.)

Suggested time: 24th June, 2023 has been nominated as the date for this event, but you are welcome to host an event at any time that suits your Base or Church situation, preferably before the end of June 2023.


National Day of Prayer for Defence booklet template -2023 (can be adapted for your local area)

VIDEO: YouTube video for public use

Planned Prayer Gatherings

As details come in they will be added below.


All ACT and surrounds

Date: Saturday 24 June

Time: 11am service in the Church followed by light refreshments in the hall (Neat casual dress)

Venue: St John’s Anglican Church Reid (45 Constitution Ave near Anzac Parade)

Contact: [email protected]


For locations close to ACT please see the ACT event

RAAF Williamtown

Date: Wednesday 28 June

Time: 1130-1230hr

Venue: WLM protestant chapel

Contact: [email protected] or [email protected]


Gallipoli Barracks – Enoggera 

Date: Thursday 25 May

Time: 1200 – 1300hr

Venue: Gallipoli Barracks Chapel (free Subway and BBQ fellowship lunch after)

Contact: [email protected]

St Michael and All Angels Anglican Church – Moggill

Date: Wednesday 21 June (Part of the Morning Prayer Service)

Time: 8.30am

Venue: The Church is located adjacent to Moggill State School at 3407 Moggill Road Moggill QLD 4070


DST Edinburgh WAAS SPO

Date: NOTE DATE CHANGE Monday 3 July

Time: 12.00pm

Venue: Iluka Conference Room

Contact: [email protected]


Fishermans Bend

Date: Wednesday 29 March

Time: 12.30 – 1.30pm

Venue: DST Fishermans Bend Stage Meeting Room – The Hub. (Light refreshments after)

Puckapunyal Military Area

Date: Friday 23 June

Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Venue: Puckapunyal Military Area Memorial Chapel

Contact: Chaplain [email protected]

Other supporters

Australian Indigenous Prayer Network

MCF-A supporters abroad at present – Wurzburg, Germany


Prayers have also been prayed by specific groups over specific Defence Bases and those who work there

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