PM Morrison Graces Hillsong Conference, Prays to ‘break the curse of suicide’

ChurchLeaders | 7/11/2019 | Staff
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison surprised the crowd at the Hillsong Conference in Sydney, Australia this week by showing up to pray for the nation. Morrison, who is still fresh from his surprising election victory in May, proudly admitted he believes in miracles and prayed for an end to the drought Australia is currently experiencing. He also asked God to “break the curse of suicide” in Australia.

“We pray Lord that you will break the curse of suicide in this country,” Morrison said from the stage at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney. He stood next to his wife, Jenny, and Hillsong Church Australia pastor Brian Houston as he addressed the crowd for roughly 10 minutes.

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Morrison was invited by Houston to pray during the opening session of the Hillsong Conference, which is being held July 9 through 12. Covering some of the most pressing topics in the country, Morrison prayed for veterans, young people, remote and indigenous people, even the drought that is currently affecting the subcontinent.

Declaring he still believes in miracles (Morrison called his surprising election victory in May a “miracle”), Morrison asked God to send rain to the nation. He also asked for intervention with the mental illnesses that seem to be driving people toward suicide in Australia. Statistics from 2015 reveal suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians between the ages of 15 and 44. Currently, the suicide rate is 12.6 deaths per 100,000 people. Statistics also suggest the suicide rate among Aboriginal and other indigenous people is double the national average.

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