Day 6–January 6, 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 6–January 6, 2020

Filed Under: 100 Days

Unceasing Prayer

Ministry Expression
Peterborough Temple, Peterborough, Ont.

One of our praise reports would be that of Messy Church. We are now in our third year of this outreach and we continue to see results of God's love and grace in our people. Even as recently as this past Christmas while carolling at the hospital, we met a woman and her little one who have been attending Messy Church as they visited a very sick uncle. When she saw us, she asked if we could pray for her uncle and the family as they had no church connection other than Messy Church. What a privilege.

Our petition would be for our leaders. There is a real need for leadership in both the senior and young people’s corps. Wisdom and discernment is definitely needed. As corps officers who are preparing for retirement in June, our prayer is for the ones following us, that they will come in with open hearts and minds and recognize the difficult decisions that have to be made in leadership, but also see all that has been done in the past, knowing God is preparing for the future.

The prayer request for the wider community is that we would be open to meeting the needs of people in the corps and those we meet through family services and our thrift store. If we need to find different ways of doing things, than we want to be open to that. More than anything we want to be the hands of Christ in everything we do. For example, the homeless situation in Peterborough has become a real concern. We know we need to be a part of a working solution but how, when, where, what do we do? Please pray for direction.

Shared Scripture

Genesis 12

Have you ever felt “called” by God to do something or go somewhere? When and how? What ways do you think God may use to call people today?

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