Every Thursday, The Salvation Army holds a 30-minute worldwide prayer meeting between 5 and 8am local time. Because The Salvation Army serves in so many different time zones it means that for most of Thursday the Army is at prayer.
Our prayer focus will be on the international mission priorities. You can pray in groups or individually - we encourage you to register your commitment. Get involved by following @TSA_WWPM on Twitter and contribute your own prayers using the #WWPM hashtag, via our Facebook page or by adding a comment below.
21 May 2015
This week's prayer tweets, by Debbie Condon from IHQ Communications, encourage us to pray in a spirit of joy, celebration and even laughter
Of course, after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which hit Nepal on Saturday 25 April, and the subsequent second major quake, we continue to pray for all those affected by the disaster.
The latest UN figures estimate that more than 6,600 people died in the tragedy, with thousands more injured. Around 8 million people have been affected, with 1.4 million requiring urgent food aid. The needs are great.
The Salvation Army has been at work in Nepal since 2009, and the ministry is led by Majors Lalsangliana and Lalnunsangi Ralte. Pray particularly for them at this immensely challenging time. Pray too for international Salvation Army emergency workers undertaking assessments, working with other NGOs and responding to the most desperate situations. Damaris Frick (International Headquarters), Colonel Carol Telfer (Pakistan) and Captain Kathy Crombie (International Social Justice Commission, New York) are among those on the ground in Kathmandu. For more information about The Salvation Army's emergency response, see www.salvationarmy.org/nepalearthquake.
As usual, we encourage you to share your own prayers via the form below or on social media, using the #WWPM hashtag. If your prayer is for Nepal, please also use the #PrayForNepal hashtag on social media.
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