THE 24-7:52 PRAYER INITIATIVE | MAY FOCUS & PRAYER GUIDE
May 2 – The Federal Election – Look to Jesus – maintain a Godward perspective so as not to get pulled into the political sphere where we can become disheartened or intimidated, Psalm 33:14-15 (and remember to vote!).
May 6-7 – The youth and children will be praying for justice – influence the next generation of prayer partners with your prayers.
May 8 – Mother’s Day – Bless the mothers with your prayers.
May 15 – International Day for Families – This day provides us with the opportunity to intentionally pray for issues relating to families. Remember to pray for the Christian families. They are doing a great job raising godly children and are good examples of family life in their communities.
Victoria Day – May 23 – Observed in some provinces – a day of togetherness.
The Prayer Guide for May
WEEK 1 – MAY 1-7 – Focus on Personnel Department
- Pray for officers and their families affected by the annual June move
- Pray for officers and lay persons on international service
- Pray that retired officers will discover meaningful ministry
- Pray for active and retired officers who are ill or recently bereaved
WEEK 2 – MAY 8-14 – Focus on Partners in Mission
- Pray for stability as Hong Kong and Macau Command, implement new leadership structure
- Pray for the smooth transition of the new secretary for program, secretary for personnel and secretary for business administration
- Pray for God’s grace and wisdom for the officers and soldiers as they move forward in unity of purpose
WEEK 3 – MAY 15-21 – Focus on the Call to the Mercy Seat
- Gratitude for the biblical significance of the mercy seat as a meeting place between God and his people
- Pray that the spiritual benefits of the mercy seat, will be fully embraced in every ministry centre
- Pray for greater appreciation of the concept of the mercy seat as being any place where we meet with God in prayer
- Pray for the Holy Spirit to prompt us to use the mercy seat to pray for ourselves and others
WEEK 4 – MAY 22-28 – Focus on College for Officers Training
- Pray for the Ambassadors of Holiness Session in preparing for their commissioning and appointments
- Pray for the Friends of Christ Session as they get ready for their summer assignments
- Pray for the accepted candidates for the new session, Proclaimers of the Resurrection Session
- Pray for Salvationists to respond to Holy Spirit’s call to officership
WEEK 5 – MAY 29-31 – Focus on the Global Call to 24-7 Prayer
- Pray for Ministry units and individuals to commit specific times to pray
- Pray for the divisional prayer coordinators as they give leadership to the prayer ministry
- Pray for grace to obey God’s call to seek him – Jeremiah 29: 12,13
Resources for prayer are located at – www.saMinistryResources.ca/prayer