Day 86–March 26, 2020 - Salvation Army Canada
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Floyd and Tracey Tidd
Dear friends,

On Thursday, April 9, together we complete the journey of 100 Days of Unceasing Prayer and Shared Scripture. Across the territory we have heard the stories of people being inspired by what they are seeing God do in and through The Salvation Army. People have bonded together in prayer as we lifted up the various ministry expressions through daily, focused prayer requests. We have learned much more about the communities in which we serve.

Thank you for sharing this journey. Thank you for your prayers. Thank you for listening to God as he has spoken through his Word in the shared Scripture readings from Genesis to Revelation.

We want to also say thank you to those who have already completed the survey and shared with us what God has been impressing upon your hearts and minds through this journey. For those who haven’t had the opportunity yet, we encourage you to take some time during these days of “staying home” to share your thoughts.

As we began the 100 Days journey, none of us could have ever imagined that we would be in the midst of a pandemic at the end of it. We are confident that God knew what lay ahead. This discipline of prayer and shared Scripture has been used by God to prepare us for these days, and the days that will follow. As we spend these days “social distancing,” let’s remain committed to prayer for one another, and for Canada and Bermuda. Let’s remember to continue to spend time in Scripture.

We continue to count it a privilege to be partners in the gospel (Philippians 1:3-5) and together anticipate all that God has in mind to do in and through his Army of salvation.Yours in Christ,

Floyd and Tracey Tidd, Commissioners
Territorial Leaders, Canada and Bermuda


Day 86–March 26, 2020

Filed Under: 100 Days


Unceasing Prayer


Ministry Expression
York Housing and Supportive Services (Belinda’s Place/Sutton Youth Services/Durham Housing Retention Services), Sutton, Ont.

Praise
Praise God for youth who attend weekly “faith talks” with our youth chaplain. Praise God for the young man at Sutton Youth Services who stopped a drunk lady who drove into a pole near the centre from getting back on the road by taking her keys, not once but twice, as she had a second set of keys in her purse. He was commended by the police department and is now considering going into a career in emergency services. Praise God for the women who meet weekly for mental health support, lunch, Bible study and prayer, and that they continue to grow closer to him.

Petition
Pray for all youth at Sutton Youth Services to find their way with schooling, careers and family reunification. Pray for all the people in second-stage housing in Durham that they will stabilize and stay in housing. Pray for the September women’s retreat and the salvation of those who attend. Pray for clients from emergency shelter, transitional housing, second-stage housing and drop in to be involved in spiritual care and come to experience the love of God.

Intercession
Pray for our municipal regions, their leaders and staff that they will continue to support our work in York and Durham, not just financially but also our mission as changed lives is our goal.


Shared Scripture


Passage
1 Timothy 3

Reflect
Using your own words, rephrase the characteristics Paul gives for Christian leaders. Are they realistic? Why are such high standards so important?

Use S.O.A.P. journaling to deepen your Scripture reflection—click here to learn how.

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