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Illawarra Prayer Network


1. Encourage Christians to pray, especially for
     the Illawarra, its churches, and leaders.

2. Coordinate a prayer network from
to Gerroa.

3. Facilitate church unity in the Illawarra.

If you are interested in being involved with the
Illawarra Prayer Network just send me an email at prayer@5icm.org.au.

Derek Thompson
Illawarra Prayer Network

Prayer Requests

You are welcome to send in prayer requests about Illawarra regional issues for inclusion in our Clearing the Way for Jesus newsletter.

Personal prayer requests are welcome from anywhere in the world. These will be kept confidential and forwarded to our prayer network prayer groups.

We do not focus on National and International matters. These prayer requests should be sent to other groups such as the Australian Prayer Network.

Please let us know how God answers your prayer requests. Email me or leave a comment on the IPN Blog.

     Prayer Groups

Our list of prayer groups in the Illawarra can be downloaded from the link on the right. If you would like your prayer group added to the list, send us an email and let us know if your group has a specific prayer focus, if it is open to people from other churches, the time and place of meetings, who the leader is, and the contact details.

IPN History

In the 1990's, the AD 2000 movement formed a network of combined church prayer groups in the Illawarra. On Saturday June 19th 1999 a prayer launch for the Harvest 2000 outreach was held. Ross Holmes (an AOG pastor) was the prayer coordinator for the Harvest 2000 prayer meetings which continued after Harvest 2000 as ecumenical prayer meetings under the name of the Illawarra Prayer Network. A few years later Jeff Stacey took over as President of the informal prayer network which was run in association with "Reach Illawarra" and David Bartlett's "Illawarra Pastors Network".

The fortnightly Clearing the Way for Jesus email prayer letter commenced o
n 21/9/2005 with a distribution of 77 email addresses. In 2006, Jeff Stacey stood down as President and Derek Thompson became the Coordinator. The prayer network joined Five Islands Christian Ministries to benefit from the mutual support, incorporation and charity status. The email distribution network has steadily grown to over 3,300 members.


The Clearing the Way for Jesus newsletter informs Christians of local prayer needs and combined church events. This is a free service and you can easily unsubscribe at any time. If you would like to receive our fortnightly newsletter, email me at prayer@5icm.org.au

Download PDF files of a printer friendly (2 x A4 pages) edition of recent newsletters below:

Clearing the Way for Jesus #263 17/5/16

Clearing the Way for Jesus #262 3/5/16

Clearing the Way for Jesus #261 19/4/16

Clearing the Way for Jesus #260 5/4/16

Clearing the Way for Jesus #259 22/3/16

Clearing the Way for Jesus #258 8/3/16

Clearing the Way for Jesus #257 23/2/16

Clearing the Way for Jesus #256 9/2/16

Clearing the Way for Jesus #255 26/1/16

Clearing the Way for Jesus #254 12/1/16