National Day of Prayer & Fasting – Brisbane Event 2018

National Day of Prayer & Fasting-  Brisbane Event 2018

The National Day of Prayer & Fasting Brisbane  Event, an inter denominational prayer and worship meeting for all of Brisbane, will be held at Sommerville House in South Brisbane on Saturday the 10th of February 2018 between 10am and 4pm. This is part of the National Day of Prayer and Fasting initiative across Australia.

Please REGISTER on eventbrite link,  and keep your ticket handy, to indicate that you are coming. Remember to mark the event in your diary, or enter an appointment into your smart phone/electronic calendar to remind yourself.

This will be just one of many events taking place around Australia on 10th February 2018 to cry out to God for  revival, transformation an outpouring of His Spirit and for many to be saved across Australia.

The National Day of Prayer & Fasting – Brisbane Event is being organized by the same team of people that organized the National Day of Prayer & Fasting Events at Queensland Parliamentary Annexe between 2011 and 2016, and the 2017 event in the Brisbane City Hall.  This is the same team that has also organized the monthly “Brisbane Prays” prayer meetings during 2015, 2016, and 2017 (and upcoming ones in 2018).  We have moved to Sommerville House to gain a bigger venue and better carparking.

The Brisbane team encourages the cities and regions around South East Queensland and Queensland and across the nation to organize their own events.

There will also be National Day of Prayer and Fasting events in South East Queensland at Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba.

Please check out main National Day of Prayer website for a full list of where other events will be held and more details, and if you do not find one in your region, please consider helping to coordinate or organize an interdenominational prayer and worship event on the National Day of Prayer & Fasting (10 Feb 18) or in the weeks before or after that. People are also being encouraged to organize  prayer & praise events in the 40 Days of Prayer & Praise relay following which is from 14 Feb – 25 March 2018 (and register them on


National Day of Prayer & Fasting -Brisbane Event: Practical Details for Saturday 10 February 2018 – 10am to 4pm Sommerville House, South Brisbane


The National Day of Prayer & Fasting is an annual gathering to pray and fast for ourselves, our churches, our city, state and nation. The theme of this year’s event is Revival & Transformation.


Where is the National Day of Prayer & Fasting Event for Brisbane? 

The “National Day of Prayer & Fasting – Brisbane Event” is being held in a function room in the Foundations Building at Sommerville House, 17 Graham St, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia. (enter via Gate 1 on Graham St)

Sommerville House (and school) is between Vulture St, Graham St and Stephens Rd on the city side of the  Mater Hospital and Lady Cilento Hospital.

Location of Sommerville House (school) in South Brisbane.

When is the Brisbane Day of Prayer and Praise ?

Saturday 10 February 2018, 10am to 4pm. You are encouraged to stay the whole day.

A 72 to 76-hour non-stop Bible Reading Marathon will be begin at Speakers corner near QLD Parliament /Gardens Point QUT entrance the night before , continue during the National Day of Pray & Fasting and finishing on the Monday afterwards. The bible reading marathon will run from Friday 9th February 6pm to Monday  12th Feb 2017 approx 9pm – that is 75 hours. For more info about both bible reading marathons please see the page on this website: Bible Reading Marathon

Please be warned that visitor parking under the Riverside Expressway or in any QUT carpark in 2017 and 2018 is now very expensive compared to previous years – unless you have a student card to swipe at payment machines- $30 for just over an hour and increases rapidly after that. ie Find somewhere else to park (google first before leaving home), or better still, catch public transport, especially on the Monday unless you qualify for an early bird entry and exist from a paid carpark. Its a decent walk from Central Train Station, Queen St Bus Station or from South Bank Train Station (via Goodwill Bridge across to Gardens Point QUT).

Where are the Events for the National Day of Prayer?  

The Brisbane Event will be at Sommerville House (school) in South Brisbane on Sat 10 Feb 18 between 10am to 4pm.

In 2017, the focus moved to having regional events all over Australia (and its islands), instead of just the one main national event in Canberra. The regional focus will continue in 2018.

Moving the event regionally focus allows more Australians to get involved, and hopefully continue in joint prayer and worship in their local area….. and to gain greater geographical prayer and worship cover over our nation.

In past years (upto and including 2016) there was a large national event that was held in the Great Hall in Parliament House, Canberra.  Another reason for moving away from the big national indoor event on the Sunday was that the hire cost of the hall in Canberra Parliament was becoming very expensive…. Which is another reason why it makes sense to go regional.

Instead of a state pre-event at Queensland Parliament (as happened between 2011 and 2016), the hope is that there will  be a multiplication of regional events all over South East Queensland on Saturday the 10th of February 2018 on the topic of revival and transformation.

There are plans to hold events in Brisbane, Ipswich,  Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, Canberra, Hobart, Cairns, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and numerous regional centres across Australia as part of the National Day of Prayer and Fasting initiate…. and in cities and towns where ever Christian leaders and prayer leaders across the denominations are able to collaborate  to organize an event on Saturday 10th February 2018.

Brisbane’s Prayer and Praise event is being held at Sommerville House in South Brisbane on Saturday 10th February 2017 at the same time as many other events across the nation.   For location of other events and other details please see national website:

We are praying that local churches all across the nation on Sunday 11th February 2018 will allocate significant time or segments towards praying for Revival in our nation. Resources are available from the website to assist churches.


Each person and family member coming needs to register to help us know how many are coming. However, if a person doesn’t have computer access, they are welcome to just come, as there are no security requirements this year (as there was for the Parliamentary Annexe in previous years (2011-16.)

You can register using eventbrite .

Is there a Cost?

There is a $10 charge to register to help cover hall hire.

A love offering can also be given when registering or on the day to help cover the costs of organizing the National Day of Prayer & Fasting events in  Brisbane and around Australia (advertisements, posters, video clips, admin etc).

What about Food?

We encourage everyone to fast during this time, as it is the Australian National Day of Prayer & Fasting. If you wish to eat, you can slip outside and snack on something you have brought from home. Water will be available.

Who may come?

All Christians who believe in prayer as the answer for our present local, state and national situation. We would like to see as many churches as possible from many different denominations, suburbs in the Brisbane area represented. So please spread the word to your friends, family, and church.

Are Children allowed?

No babysitting will be provided. Older children may come accompanied by a parent or guardian, provided that they wish to participate/pray.

Do I need to bring anything?

      1. Bible, notepad and pen.
      2. Friends.
      3. Your cardigan/jacket in case air conditioning is too cold.
      4. A bottle of water can come in handy.

What do I need to do before coming?

Please ask God to reveal any issues of forgiveness/reconciliation/repentance that need to take place in your heart, before you arrive. Also seek God (individually and in your churches) for what is on His heart for the city, state and nation, and how He wants us to pray. The theme for 2018 is REVIVAL and TRANSFORMATION.

Help needed!

We are relying a lot on emails, social media and word-of-mouth to get the message out, so please share this widely and with your friends, church, ministries and home groups or connect groups. (eg can email a link, or like the page on facebook – see buttons below)

Volunteers will be needed before and on the day. Please let us know if you can help.

Please also consider participating in the 75 hour  (3 day) Bible Reading Marathon at Speakers Corner adjacent to Queensland Parliament House, near the entrance to Gardens Point QUT University (Alice St/George St Brisbane City). This is the same location that it  was held in 2015, 2016 &2017.  See Bible Reading Marathon We will need plenty of volunteers to read the bible for 15 minutes at a time. We also need volunteers for team captains to ensure smooth running and step in if someone fails to show up. For security reasons we need extra guys to do the night shifts.

What happens after the National Day of Prayer & Fasting?

We invite you to participate in the 40 Days of Prayer & Praise Relay which is from 14 February – 25 March 2018.

We are inviting local churches and groups to prepare now for how they can collaborate in local prayer relays to create a prayer canopy over their regions – anywhere in the world.

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Transport to Sommerville House South Brisbane:

Sommerville House is next to the Mater Hospital at 17 Graham St, South Brisbane QLD 4101.  The function room is on floor 7 of the foundations Building, which is accessed from Gate 1 off Grahams St.

By Bus: The South East Busway has a stop at the Mater Hospital.  After alighting from the bus, exit onto Stanley St and cross the road, then walk towards the city and turn left into Graham St.

You may also want to look out for buses that stop on or near Vulture St or Stanley St or the Mater Hospital in South Brisbane. It’s recommended that you plan your journey using the translink website  ( or phone them on 131230.

By Train: Please catch the train to South Bank Train Station, cross the to  the other side of Vulture St at lights (or use underpass) and then walk east along Vulture St and then take your next right into Graham St.

Parking: As it is held on a non school day, there is parking that can be used at the school. There are 130 car parks available at Sommerville House, in various car parks.

If you are driving along Stanley St near the Mater Hospital, there are traffic lights at the corner of Stanley St/ Raymond Tce,  turn into Raymond Tce (there which happens to look like Mater Hospital car park entry), and then turn left into Graham St and look for Gate 1 of the school.

Alternatively,  if driving along Vulture St (from West End or South Bank direction), get into the right lane, and then turn into Graham St, then go up hill to the end to Gate 1 of Somerville House.   If you miss Graham St turnoff, turn right into Stanley St and then take your next right, and then turn left into Graham St.

  • There are 2 levels of parking underneath Foundations House – enter via Gate 1 on Grahams St, and continue past student drop off loop. (There are 24 carparks on lowest level 4, and probably similar number on ground level under the building (floor 5)).  Then take lift  up to floor 7.
  • There is also parking that can be accessed from Gate 6 on Graham St.

If you can’t find a carpark on site, and can’t see any suitable street parking, turn into Dock St and then continue along Lower River Tce, and go under the bridge and try to find a carpark in the park area at the base of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs (parking is free – but limit of 4 hours).  . You will then you will need to walk along the river and up Dock St, cross at the lights, walk west a short distance along Vulture St to then turn right into Graham St and then walk up the hill to Gate 1, and then to the Foundations Building.


Map showing location of Sommerville House (school)


Sommerville House Map
Sommerville House Map