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The General calls for prayer for Australia

The General calls for prayer for Australia

The General calls for prayer for Australia

General Brian Peddle has urged the international Salvation Army to pray for Australia.

As the bushfire crisis continues to escalate across Australia, General Brian Peddle has called for prayer while Salvation Army Emergency Services (SAES) crews, Salvationists and volunteers continue to support thousands of evacuees and firefighters.


The Army’s international leader called for Salvationists and friends across the world to “remember Australia – the people and the land – in your prayers. Pray for those brave souls risking their lives to battle the fires. Pray for those whose homes have been destroyed. Pray for those who have been evacuated and need to find temporary accommodation.

“Pray for The Salvation Army as it seeks to respond in the best way possible. Pray for the government of Australia – for wisdom and compassion as it finds the best way to respond to the current crisis and put plans in place for the necessary recovery work.”

Current Situation

All expressions of The Salvation Army are involved in bushfire emergency response across a number of states including the Salvation Army Emergency Services (SAES), Disaster Recovery, Doorways, Moneycare, Salvos Stores, local corps, Salvationists, volunteers and community partners.

A Salvation Army Emergency Services team from New Zealand has arrived to assist with the Australia Territory’s bushfire response.

To date, The Salvation Army has been called out to 135 official operations. This includes serving at 160 evacuation centres across the country. SAES and corps teams on the ground have served over 123,000 meals and 112,000 light refreshments.

The Salvation Army in Australia has in excess of 3000 volunteers working between four to eight-hour shifts to support emergency response and recovery efforts, with teams being brought in from outside the fire zones and even a team from New Zealand assisting.

Salvos wishing to volunteer with The Salvation Army Emergency Services should speak to their corps officer or send a private message to The Salvation Army Strategic Emergency and Disaster Management Australia Facebook page. Please note that during times of peak emergency activity, it may take some time for the SAES to be in touch.



  1. Of course we are praying for Australia. Who in their right mind wouldn’t. And why does a church leader need to even say this, it should just be common sense.

  2. A BIG thank you to all fire fighters, emergency workers and my sympathy to all people affected by these horrific events in our country. Myself and others who are unable to work with the SAES now offer our grateful prayers of support. We continue to pray for your safety, the safety of all Australians, our farm animals and wildlife, and for God's intervention with flooding rain.

  3. We continue to pray daily for each and every soul involved and affected by these fires

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