The Salvation Army across New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa is uniting in prayer throughout 2021, having responded to the call to 'Make Room, Come Aside, Come Together'.
The year of prayer is not a programme, but a call from our territorial leaders, Commissioners Mark and Julie Campbell, to infuse every part of what we do, as individuals and as The Salvation Army, with prayer. We believe prayer is foundational to God’s power being at work amongst us, so we want to ensure we're making room in our busy lives to be people of prayer. We encourage you to take this call seriously and to approach prayer with excitement and enthusiasm, expecting God to move in your life and in the lives of others through your prayer.
The Origins Youth Prayer Course is a seven-part series aimed at helping young people aged 11-18 learn to pray. Find more information and order the leader's guide here.
The Prayer Course is an eight-part small group series that take participants on a journey through the Lord's Prayer. Each session contains a video, discussion questions and practical prayer activities. The videos and study guides are free to download here.
The follow up to the first Prayer Course is a five-part series provoking honest conversation around the hardest and most personal questions we ask about prayer. Each session contains a video, discussion questions and practical prayer activities. The videos and study guides are free to download here.
The 24-7 Prayer website has heaps of great ideas for enaging with prayer including how to set up and run a prayer room and creative ideas for praying both by yourself and with others. Explore the resources and ideas here.
Women's Ministries have recreated the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals as shareable and printable prayer squares to help people pray effectively for issues of global concern, and especially for the impact they have on women and girls around the world. Find more information and download the prayer squares here.
Through the Commoners Communion Instagram and podcast, Strahan Coleman shares beautiful, poetic prayers and reflections that invite people to connect with God and make more space for prayer in a world full of distractions. Click here for an article on Commoners Communion, follow the Commoners Communion Instagram here, listen to the Commoners Communion podcast wherever you listen to podcasts and go to commonerscommunion.com for prayer books, journals and more.
Women's Ministries have produced some beautiful posters featuring scripture to encourage you as you pray this year. Print them out for your own use or to put up in your church or youth space. There are also postcard-sized versions available which are ideal for hand-outs. Download them here.
Colonel Heather Rodwell has come up with two simple prayer excercises—'Breath Prayers' and 'Marketplace Observations'—that invite you into a space of reflection and observation of God at work in, around and through you. Find out more here.
Join and follow The Salvation Army NZFTS 24/7 Prayer group on Facebook for regular posts encouraging you in your prayer life and highlighting prayer needs from around the world. Click here to join.
Follow 'Salvation Army Year of Prayer 2021 NZFTS' on Spotify for some great playlists to accompnay your prayer times. There are several playlists with various themes depending on the purpose of your prayer time. Follow the profile here.