The last Sunday in March has been set aside for The Salvation Army's Annual Day of Prayer for Children. Salvation Army corps (churches) and centres around the globe are encouraged to place the world's children before God in focused prayer, acknowledging that they are precious in the sight of God.

The Bible verse chosen for the 2013 Day of Prayer is: 'Teach them the way they should live and they will remember it all their lives' (Proverbs 22:4 Good News Bible).

Because Sunday 31 March is also Easter Sunday this year, the option has been made available to mark this special day on the following Sunday, 7 April.

A poster created by Communications Section designer Berni Georges can be downloaded here:

Sunday 31 March

Sunday 7 April

Commissioner Eva Marseille (Mission Resources Secretary, International Headquarters) has put together a prayer outline which may prove helpful: Day of Prayer for Children prayer outline (Word document)

For anyone using languages other than English, French or Spanish, a version of the poster without text can be downloaded here: Text-free Poster PDF