In September 2015 General André Cox called the youth and children’s leaders from across The Salvation Army world to a global conference, Right At the Heart. His challenge from the gospels was clear: 'Jesus takes young people and puts them right at the heart of his ministry - do we?'
In 2016, as we approach the International Day of Prayer for Children on Sunday 3 April, this hope is in front of us. What could it look like when young people are Right at the Heart of the family, the community, and God’s kingdom?
To assist corps with this theme, and to engage worshipping communities and young people in active prayer, resources have been provided for download here for each territory to use in their own setting.
In addition to this, each territory may add specific prayer requests, praise points and news as they pray for young people around the globe.
- Scripture outline (from Matthew 18)
- Song selections (old and new Salvation Army Song Book)
- Children’s story for use in worship
- Interactive prayer stations
- 'Our Corps Prayer' and Action Plan
- Today video files and transcript (for translation)
Sunday school resources
- Action Plan
- Resource pack (including children’s games and activities, teaching story and action plan)
- A3 International Day of Prayer for Children poster (PDF)
- Artwork: English (with date), English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, No text (JPGs)
- Powerpoint background 4:3 ratio (blank; JPG)
- Powerpoint background 4:3 ratio (English; JPG)
- Powerpoint background 16:9 ratio (blank; JPG)
- Powerpoint background 16:9 ratio (English; JPG)
Add your prayer requests
What is on your heart? How will you be praying for children and young people during this special Day of Prayer?