International Day of Prayer for Children and Youth 2021 – Seen and Heard

It is our pleasure to celebrate children and youth during The Salvation Army’s International Day of Prayer which has been scheduled for 28 March 2021. International Headquarters' Youth and Children team are very grateful to the Children and Youth Department in New Zealand for creating this year’s theme and accompanying resources. They have put much effort, love and energy into the resources you can find here.

The theme for 2021 is Seen and Heard. The Bible shows us many stories about children, playing an important role in Gods story. Think about Samuel, David and Mary. Jesus said: “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Children are important to God, and therefore important to us.

We believe children are the leaders, disciples and decision makers of today. We believe children have unique skills and expertise that our church and the world need now. We believe children hear from and are used by God every day. We believe that children are full, active members of the Body of Christ, and they are no less important or vital than any other part.

The documents here are in PDF and Word format and will be available in the following languages:

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Hindi
  • Swahili
  • Tamil
  • German
  • Norwegian
  • Russian
  • Icelandic
  • Faroese

If your territory is translating the material in another language than mentioned above, we would be pleased to receive a copy of this to make this available to others. Please email these to

Thank you for sharing these resources with your ministry unit and we will look forward to receiving your highlights of this special day!

May God continue to bless your ministries to children and youth!

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