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Online Prayer

Online Prayer takes place each week on


The Online Prayer group for the unity of the LCANZ and the ordination of both women and men, is led by SDC Member Maria Rudolph.


Note the new times and new link below

WA 12.30pm
SA -NT - 2pm
VIC - NSW - ACT - TAS - QLD - 2.30pm
NZ - 4.30pm

To join click this link


Please note this link changed recently so if you have any technical issues, please email Maria HERE

Prayer Requests

If you have prayer requests, please also email them to Maria HERE

Online Prayer
Latest Prayers

Latest Prayers

Prayer Points from Online Prayer
Updated April 2024

SDC Member Maria Rudolph invites all SDC Members to continue to pray using the prayer points that are being used each week during the Online Prayer sessions: 

  • For the organisers of the  Lifting our Voices gathering on 27 April 2024 and coordinators of local and online hubs.

  • Please also pray earnestly for each of the members and chairpeople of the eight working groups of the Way Forward project by name - see below for the list of names.

  • Pray for the project management team and the members of CoB and GCB by name also - see below for the list of names.

  • Let us uplift each and every one of these people in prayer.

  • Let us pray for abundant blessing on each of these people, for protection of their health and that in every way they are sustained and strengthened by the Lord.

  • Let us pray that in the discussions and work of each working group, common ground can be found in Christ and for there to be a total focus on Jesus.

  • Pray for the fruit of the Spirit - love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control - to be evident in and through each one of these people and that they can see in each other foremost a fellow sister or brother loved by God and made in God’s image.

  • Pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit and to give inspiration and insight to each one of these people.

  • Pray that the doors can be opened so our church can find a unified way in which to embrace and support the calling and gifting of all our women and men, in the ordained and all other ministry spaces in our church.

Project Team: Stella Thredgold, Tim Niewand, Tony Vong

Reference Group: David Altus (Chair), Timothy Pietsch, Shiron Dixon


Working Group 1 – Synod Agenda and Outcomes Planning
Chair:               Dr Gillian Heintze (Acting Chair for Rev Neville Otto)
Members:        Chris Antonini, Brett Hausler, Dr Nigel Long, Eloise Quinn-Valentine, Neil Bergmann
Working Group 2 – Theological Requirements
Chair:               Bishop Paul Smith
Members:        Rev Dr Stephen Haar, Kathleen Mills, Rev Fraser Pearce, Maria Rudolph, Rev Tommi Vuorinen, Rev Dale Gosden
Working Group 3 – Constitutional Requirements
Chair:              Dr Nigel Long
Members:        Bruce Arnold, Kim Baumeler, David Dreckow, Bruce Lockwood
Consultant:     Rev Ben Hentschke
Working Group 4 – Governance Requirements
Chair:              Michael Stolz 
Members:        Nancy Fox, Rev Paul Traeger, Rev Dr Mark Vainikka, Dr Cathryn Hamilton
Working Group 5 – Pastoral Care
Chair:               Gary Jewson
Members:        Joanne Chamberlain, Rev David Wear, Sue Westhorp
Working Group 6 – Candidacy
Chair:                ALC Principal (Rev James Winderlich)
Members:        Rev Ian Rentsch, Assoc Prof Lisa Schmidt, Kate Traeger, Assoc Prof Tanya Wittwer
Working Group 7 – Communications
Chair:               Trevor Ruthenberg
Members:        Annissa Hansen, Linda Macqueen, Kate Burke
Working Group 8 – Finance and Budgeting
Chair:               Mel Zerner
Members:        Ben Gargett, Brett Hausler, Leanne Latz

CoB: Paul Smith, Neville Otto,  Andrew Brook, Lester Priebbenow, Mark Vainikka, Peter Hage, Robert Bartholomaeus

GCB: Tim Stringer, Kim Baumeler, Paul Argyle, Charmaine Harch, Tim Wiebusch, Mel Zerner, Peter Zweck

February 2023

Prayer - READ

 October 2022

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 May 2022

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March 2022

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January 2022

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November 2021

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January 2023

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 June 2022

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 April  2022

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February 2022

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December 2021

Prayer - READ

November 2021

Report on Online Prayer - READ

SDC Prayer

"Loving Lord Jesus,

we praise and thank you that you have gathered us here together

before your throne,

for such a time as this.

Be our Shepherd, be our Guide, Be our Sustainer.

Please open the doors that need to be opened

so that the ordination of women will be welcomed in the LCANZ,

and bring this about in a way that brings glory to You

and blessings upon every member of the church

and the world around us.

We ask all these things in Your name.”

Want to contribute?

We would love to include your prayer and praise points specific to the ordination of women and gender equity, and the healing of our church. Send us an email or via the 'Prayer and Praise points' form below.

Prayer & Praise Points

Prayer & Praise Points 

Your praise and prayer points are very welcome!

Thanks for submitting!

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