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Fires Causing Non-Believers to Pray – We Ask Australians Why


– [Nathaniel] Australia is experiencing some of the worst fires we’ve ever seen. My family and I live in New South Wales and for the third time this season, our government has declared
a state of emergency. But in the midst of this,
more people are praying to God than I’ve even seen before, including people that
wouldn’t usually pray. – [Man] These sirens started up, and at that point, I was praying. (laughs) I was an atheist
mate for 25 years. I don’t pray to the Lord very often, but yesterday I’ve never prayed so hard in all my life! – [Nathaniel] In this tumultuous time, many Christian groups
are gathering to pray. – My church congregation have been asked to pray and fast for rain. – [Nathaniel] And prayer is
extremely important. But how many of us are
actively finding ways to share the gospel in a
country crying out for hope? Watch can be done whilst
at a park with my family. Where are we gonna go? – To the park! – Using three simple questions and a 20-second video on my phone. I’ve been stunned by what’s happened, as I know you guys would have,
in the last three months. There’s fires all over
Australia at the moment. It’s probably some of the
worst fires we’ve seen in maybe even in Australian history. – It’s really scary. We holidayed in Lake Conjola in November, and it’s burnt down there. – Yeah.
– Are you for real? – Yeah.
– Yeah, so the whole entry– – The whole entry into Lake Conjola– – Just on New Year’s.
– Is gone, it’s insane. – My goodness! And you guys, I’m sure,
would agree with this, but Australians, when
things are difficult, they seem to get together and really give each other a hand; have
you guys found that? – Yeah, we actually did
that, we all got together and put some money in and
bought some beers and ciders for the guys at Wyoming. – A lot of people have opened their homes to people that have been evacuated. – Yeah, you band together
to help your fellow man, which is a good thing to see, especially when you’re experiencing scary situations, like the fires. – Yeah, absolutely, and
speaking of scary situations, something I’ve found, that
Australians are doing more than any other time that I
remember, is really praying! Even some people who don’t
usually pray have been praying. Let me show you a little
video example of this. This is just from ABC and Channel 7, have a look at this. – [Man] These sirens started up, and at that point, I was praying. I was praying to God,
I was praying to Jesus to turn the wind. – The team here is amazing,
and it’s due to them (laughs) I was an atheist
mate for 25 years. and the prayers from the whole
country that we survived. – Yesterday I thought I was
gonna die, I really did! And I don’t pray to the Lord very often, but yesterday, (chuckles) I’ve never prayed so hard in all my life! – Why do you think that people,
when their life’s in risk, or they’re in a dire situation
like we are at the moment, why do you think people
turn to God, turn to prayer? – I think it’s a bit
of a natural instinct. – No matter what you believe
in, there’s a creator, and you wanna know that that
creator has got your back, and is there for the people.
– Yeah. – And we’re atheists, and
I would do the same thing, I would pray, yeah.
– That’s interesting. – Yeah, I’d agree with that, yeah. – People run out of options and feel that they have
to look for something, I guess, beyond themselves. – I think it’s also the hope that there’s something else that could help. – It’s often a last hope, I
guess, for people. – When there’s tragedy,
people tend to realize that they’re not always in control, and it gives them reassurance to reach out to someone higher than them. – Have you found yourself at all calling out to God or praying recently? – Yeah, I (chuckles) had a
meltdown on New Year’s Eve, with the fires up at Charmhaven. – I can’t say that I
have; I’m not religious. – Well, I’m Christian, so I
do try to (chuckles) and not just in times
of strife, like now, with the bushfires, but every day as well. – Have you found yourself
turning to prayer in the midst of any of this? – Yeah, yeah.
– All the time, yeah! To be honest, don’t know who to, but it’s to someone out there listening. You just hope for the best for everyone. – Yeah I pray regularly. – [Nathaniel] After just a few
questions and a short video, people were open to hearing the gospel. – It says in the Bible
that God has put eternity on men’s hearts, and we know that we’re not gonna live forever. – [Nathaniel] As well as a presentation
called the Three Circles. – This first circle represents brokenness. We weren’t made for brokenness. We were made for something
called God’s perfect design. But we, as humans, we
turned away from God, and something called sin
separated us from Him. – [Nathaniel] People allowed us to pray with them. Lord, we thank you for Australia. – We just ask that you would send rain to put these fires out- – [Nathaniel] And we were able to
plant seeds in the lives in the lives of those who
haven’t yet received Christ. -I would encourage you not to wait until times get difficult. I want you guys to have eternal inheritance with Him in heaven. say, “Jesus, I need you as my Savior. “Today, I give my life to
you,” just in your own time. We were also able to encourage other
Christians to share their faith. So I encourage you guys
as Christians, as well. People are really ready
and opened at the moment- Do you think a conversation like what I’ve
just chatted with you guys about could be an encouragement to Christians
to step out and chat to people about what’s going on at the moment? Yeah definitely! It certainly is an important
opportunity more than ever to be what we’ve been taught and what we’ve
been committed to do as Christians. – [Nathaniel] An important opportunity
Christians can even take at a park with kids.
(children laughing) Please pray for Australia
through this crisis. But whether your country’s
in crisis or not, if you’re a Christian
share the gospel, and if you’re not sure where to start, try asking people a few simple questions. If you’re a Christian and you want
to grow in sharing your faith take a look at Silence Breakers.
It’s an online course and like all of our content
it’s available free of charge.  head to silencebreakers.com

Jean Kelley

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54 COMMENTS

  1. Kiah Nesbit Posted on January 4, 2020 at 8:13 am

    god bless ❤️

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  2. Elijah Wu Posted on January 4, 2020 at 8:33 am

    do you ever get hostile or negative responses?

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  3. edozie sylvester Posted on January 4, 2020 at 9:30 am

    What's the ignition source of these fires?
    By the Grace of our Lord JESUS CHRIST rains shall come in the next few days

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  4. Lin B Posted on January 4, 2020 at 9:36 am

    The Lord needs to hear your voices! Just call on HIM and BELIEVE ♥️♥️♥️

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  5. starlight equestria Posted on January 4, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    Praying for you guys. 😏🙂😋

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  6. marcos rintflaich Posted on January 4, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    Very encouraging video. Love your ministry. God bless 🙌🏼

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  7. JCISLORD Posted on January 4, 2020 at 11:44 pm

    who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
    1 timothy 2:4

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  8. It’s a Dog’s Life Posted on January 5, 2020 at 4:12 am

    In the last days lots of people will be so afraid of the end events that they will either turn to God or….. not😥

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  9. robby rensenbrink Posted on January 5, 2020 at 10:17 am

    Funny how you have to ask god to stop these fires – apparently he won’t do it unless you ask him

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  10. William Tuiono Posted on January 5, 2020 at 10:36 am

    Amen! Praying for Australia!

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  11. Jesus and Me Posted on January 5, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    🙏praying with you ,from your brothers and sisters in Christ in the philippines

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  12. shanny 7 Posted on January 5, 2020 at 11:53 pm

    I pray Rain will Fall and Quench this Fire.. and may God comfort you and strengthen you all … in JESUS Name Amen 🙏💓💓

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  13. Eddie Vasquez Posted on January 6, 2020 at 2:53 am

    Keep praying everyone.

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  14. Lim Rosemary Posted on January 6, 2020 at 4:36 am

    may Psalm 60 be real to them all …

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  15. Maya Buan Posted on January 6, 2020 at 4:46 am

    Australia, the saints trembled and cried when you openly opposed God by decriminalizing abortion and legalizing same-sex marriage. Even the angels trembled in fear as you openly patronize and defend the pride of homosexuals' lifestyles in the face of the Almighty. REPENT AND TURN BACK! RETURN TO GOD!

    You can't fight against God and expect to win. I'm sorry, but you just can't.

    Lev 18:22 A man must not have sex with another man. It is an abomination.

    Jud 1:7 Also, remember the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and the other towns around them. Like those angels, they were full of sexual sin and involved themselves in sexual relations that are wrong. And they suffer the punishment of eternal fire, an example for us to see.

    Jud 1:8 It is the same way with these people who have entered your group. They are guided by dreams. They make themselves dirty with sin. They reject God's authority and insult angels.

    Psa 50:22 You people who have forgotten God, understand what I am telling you, or I will tear you apart, and no one will be able to save you! – YAH

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  16. Qalbi taajir Posted on January 6, 2020 at 9:11 am

    The secret of success is salah (prayer)

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  17. janet bruce Posted on January 6, 2020 at 9:48 am

    Good on you guys for sharing Jesus Christ in the context with all that is going on. May you have much fruit – and may a few more of us too share about Jesus, "The Way, the Truth and the Life"..

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  18. Michael Tatro Posted on January 6, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    The fire has to stop at some point and their are going to be houses that escape the flames in a way that may appear miraculous. But I want to focus on the people who did pray for the safety of their loved ones but yet God's steered the flames into the direction of their home destroying it with their loved ones inside.

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  19. Shaz S Posted on January 6, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    Great job, Nathaniel!

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  20. Langlai Wangsu Posted on January 6, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    Plz every1 pray to God .I hop he must do something good to stop dis fire

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  21. Milly Ashby Posted on January 7, 2020 at 12:46 am

    To all my brothers and sisters living in Australia who are citizens from all parts of the world my heart and sadness is with you all and honestly with great respect and gratitude for you all whether you are religious or not it does help to say a prayer in thy hour or at that moment and given time to give you strength and moral courage to face any challenges ahead cause one feels helpless and always give thanks to those lives that have lost but mainly give thanks that yourself and families throughout Australia alive to see many days ahead yes you may have lost all your belongings even your home you can't bring back treasured memories or loved but one sure thing you as a person is far more valuable than material thing's and this woman from New Zealand who has a son and grandchildren living in the NSW of Australia is thankful that they are still alright and I've never prayed so hard for there safety so I'm sending out heaps of deep prayed to you all with love light prayers and divine beautiful blessings and to those who lost their lives may our Heavenly Father Saviour Jesus Christ and thy Holy Spirit give you comfort cause I love you all Amen

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  22. FocusFanatic Posted on January 7, 2020 at 3:34 am

    How humble humans become when faced with the wrath of nature.

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  23. Dj lazz 254 Posted on January 7, 2020 at 6:24 am

    when problem comes thats the time people knows there is GOD..

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  24. Indian Official Posted on January 7, 2020 at 8:22 am

    Come to Islam

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  25. Lovaine Niblock Posted on January 7, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Wow wow wow! Praise God!

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  26. f Posted on January 7, 2020 at 11:49 pm

    May Allah let the rain fall on Australia, help all people who lost loved ones. Bring happines to sad faces and help in this difficult time, Allahoema Ameen!

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  27. Lisa K Posted on January 8, 2020 at 12:22 am

    Dear God, My Father, I humbly ask thee to give much needed rain to Australia in the name of Jesus 🙏 Amen

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  28. YYNN Noeman Posted on January 8, 2020 at 1:54 am

    Muslims pray together for Australia its starts raining subhana Allah , Everyone you should look up on google Muslims pray for rain and you can see its starts raining short after

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  29. Ahmad Mahmud Jamaluddin Posted on January 8, 2020 at 5:27 am

    In the name of Allah most gracious and most merciful. All praises is due to Allah the almighty God

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  30. Md Shafi Posted on January 8, 2020 at 10:36 am

    My allha. 👌👌

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  31. It’s me MAA Posted on January 8, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    Ya Allah we have nothing except you please protect us ..Iraq, Australia and any place need peace and save🙏🏻❤️

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  32. Abdullah Hasan Posted on January 8, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    In the end times, the event of emerging fires will be high …
    Allah says, when He made 'Mercy' , He took 99 parts with Him, and 1 part He distributed amongst people with which they pity on each other …..
    May Allah protect all InshAllah …. Ameen …

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  33. pyro clinical Posted on January 8, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    People should stop involving stupid unfunny religious jokes trying to piss of the opposite religion, u suck if u do that, get a life or spend wisely the one u have remaining.none of ur prayers matter if u are stupidly involving others god as a joke for your cancerous comment,your god would not like that and may not accept your prayers in the first place.

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  34. waseem Posted on January 8, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    Alhamdulillah ☝

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  35. The Normal Christian Life Posted on January 9, 2020 at 1:27 am

    We have since found out that one of the short clips we played was misunderstood and as a result misrepresented by Australian media. In the snippet, we shared the guy who says, "I was an atheist for 25 years." But we’ve found out that was only half the story. It turns out he has also been a Christian for 25 years now and experienced a miracle during the fires. The man's name is David. We have been in contact with him and after we showed him the video he said to us, "don’t take the video down whatever you do. I’m a bumbling mess after watching that!” He loved that the video was reaching people with the Gospel! He only requested that we put up a link to the full story to give God all the Glory. Here is a newspaper article about Davids towns miracle. https://eternity.news/s/nz8bh
    Here is a link to Davids testimony. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EISgmi_5W6Q

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  36. Masa Ikramul Haq Posted on January 9, 2020 at 6:12 am

    Love to my Christian brothers and sisters from your Muslim brother. ❤️🌹

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  37. Mehwi Asif Posted on January 9, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    Please take the law back for same-sex marriage in Australia.Nation of lood was destroyed because of the same-sex thing from Allah.Where it is allowed now they should wait for wrath from Allah.Same-sex marriage is not allowed in any religion.

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  38. Prince Lala Posted on January 9, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    I've never been to other places. As a human being I'll pray for you from #Pakistan. May #Allah keep you safe.

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  39. Quentin Fernandez Posted on January 9, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    Keep praying the Lord will surely not let his people down. I pray that
    the people in Australia will not go through more of this. Lord please send down rain to stpp the fires spreading and ler the fires cease immediately. As i believe nothing is immposdible with the Lord. Praise the Lord.

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  40. Allah loves you Posted on January 9, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Isa-Jesus peace be upon him is a slave of Allah… pray to your Creator ❤❤❤ I prayed for Australia when I saw the animals suffering and he next day I heard that Allah sent rain… Alhamdulilah❤ !!!

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  41. Allah loves you Posted on January 9, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Isa-Jesus peace be upon him is a slave of Allah… pray to your Creator ❤❤❤ I prayed for Australia when I saw the animals suffering and he next day I heard that Allah sent rain… Alhamdulilah❤ !!!

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  42. Aarif Shaikh Posted on January 10, 2020 at 6:14 am

    May allah help you to heal from all the pain what you people are going thru.. may we all trun towards him and say you are the one who heal everything….ameen

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  43. Abu Basar Posted on January 10, 2020 at 6:38 am

    this kind of problem only one solution you from your heart everyone pray for rain merciful God can save earth 🙌

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  44. D M N Posted on January 10, 2020 at 11:31 am

    😂 they recognise god well done.
    Must continued to follow this way

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  45. Dana Leigh Perlas Posted on January 10, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    OH MY GOD I CANT I JUST “Sighs”

    Who would do this I’m literally crying!!

    Because sometimes people don’t care about the animals they all care for phones going to the bar getting in trouble!

    Who else is crying or sad?!
    👇🏼

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  46. Dhirendra Abie Posted on January 10, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Yah Allah SWT lindungi semua makhluk hidup yang berada di sanah amin

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  47. Moksh Gaur Posted on January 10, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Pleasee watch https://youtu.be/VBHdhdr8lJU

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  48. Moksh Gaur Posted on January 10, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    I wish the conditions become well soon

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  49. Mohammad Sufiyaan Posted on January 10, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    This helps me understanding how people of Syria and Palestine are More Theist Because They Are in Paid that led them to the God.

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  50. Tahir Sultan Posted on January 10, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    Sad thing is we only remember and pray to God in tough times.

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  51. Faheem Khan Posted on January 10, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    In the name of the Lord the most Gracious and the most Merciful. God is Great

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  52. Susie Welchman Posted on January 11, 2020 at 11:05 am

    God hears every prayer! 💓

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  53. Anna Paula Posted on January 11, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    Lord Jesus -You have the name above all names and have all authority in heaven and earth – please let it rain and keep safe the australian people.

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  54. Mary B. Posted on January 11, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    If My people who are called by My name humble themselves, and pray and
    seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from
    heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chron 7:14

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