I note one of the newspapers very recently reported, with some surprise, that Scott Morrison had been praying for Australia during the coronavirus.
Why this should surprise anyone, I don’t know.
I think it is a great thing we have a praying Prime Minister – just as Kevin Rudd, John Howard and Tony Abbott – who all did.
An even better thing is to have Australians praying for him and for all the members of the National Cabinet, the Premiers and the medical staff of this country.
They need prayer for strength, wisdom and courage. In my family, we have a list of people we are praying for and Scott Morrison is on it. At 7pm every night (1900 hours) we are reminded to pray for the battle against COVID19.
We will soon celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus at Easter – he is the one to whom we turn in prayer.
I’m Russell Powell for the NSW Council of Churches