Mayors in regional Queensland are uniting for a day of prayer for rain this Sunday September 15, with Christians around the country urged to take part.
Toowoomba Mayor Paul Antonio has called for the event, saying the current drought is one of the worst he has ever seen, with Stanthorpe potentially set to run out of water by Christmas time.
He says the rain shortage is having a major impact on mental health in the affected communities, and that these people need to know that we’re on their side amid what he’s called a long and tough journey.
Cr Antonio is urging people to pray for those on the land and in rural businesses, as well as the people looking after those most impacted by the drought.
The Bureau of Meteorology says from January to August, rainfall has been below to very much below average over much of Australia.
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