‘Dear brothers and sisters, honour those who are your leaders in the Lord's work. They work hard among you and give you spiritual guidance. Show them great respect and wholehearted love because of their work. And live peacefully with each other... never stop praying.’
1 Thessalonians 5:12-13, 17 NLT
You are invited to join the international Salvation Army in Praying for Leaders
'Family, I believe the Holy Spirit is prompting us to pray for international and territorial leaders – as they move towards participating in a High Council, but also as they lead in these days where significant global challenges are impacting the Church.
Our leaders need the focused, intentional prayers of the Army world, and over the next few weeks I am calling for us to unite in praying together for our leaders, each week focusing on a different aspect of leadership.
We pray for our leaders to maintain a right relationship with God, for it is in pursuing this that the Spirit comes with divine perspective, insight, direction and courage to serve well. Our Army will thrive, God’s Kingdom will be extended and those who lead will be strengthened and blessed in knowing that they are held before the Father by their people.
From Scripture it is clear that we are to honour, show respect and love for our leaders and to never stop praying.
I hope for your prayers to join with mine as we seek God’s best for those who are leaders in the Lord’s work.
God Bless You.'
Commissioner Bronwyn Buckingham
World Secretary for Spiritual Life Development
Join us in Prayer from February to May
Download resources to support your prayer for leaders:
- The Prayer Plan shows the different aspects of leadership we will be praying for each week.
- The Prayer Guide includes weekly prayers, reflections and actions you can take to support the leaders in your life.
Resources in translation:
If your territory is translating the resource in another language, we would be pleased to receive a copy to make available to others.
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Additional prayer resources will be published here each week. Use these in corporate worship, in small groups and for personal prayer.
Week 1: Wisdom 12 February
Week 2: Peace 19 February
Week 3: Courage 26 February
Week 4: Integrity 5 March
Week 5: Encouragement 12 March
Week 6: Strength and Perseverance 19 March
Week 7: Hope 26 March
Week 8: Fresh Energy and Creativity 2 April
Week 9: Health 9 April
Week 10: Families 16 April
Week 11: Being 23 April
Week 12: Patience 30 April
Week 13: Humility 7 May
Week 14: Servant Leadership
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