Day 75–March 15, 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 75–March 15, 2020

Filed Under: 100 Days


Unceasing Prayer


Ministry Expression
New Directions, Correctional and Justice Services, Kitchener, Ont.

Praise
In every interaction with members of the community and our clients, our staff, who support our mission, are agents of God’s grace. In a recent survey, many clients leaving our residential program stated that the way they were treated had a direct impact on their adjustment to the community and helped them complete the program. One client thanked staff for all the supportive conversations and practical help he had received. He said that the way he was treated helped him gain the confidence he needed to make a change in his life. He now has a job and has saved for a place of his own. Even though he knows he made a terrible mistake, he can see hope for a future and can leave the past behind him. When we treat clients with dignity, they begin to see themselves as productive members of the community.

Petition
Pray for the protection of New Directions, its staff and partners in correctional services who support The Salvation Army in this work.

Intercession
Pray on behalf of our downtown community, where the needs for housing and addiction support are great. May we at New Directions continue to seek opportunities to work with our neighbours, to be bearers of hope and agents of change.


Shared Scripture


Passage
Acts 10:1-11:18

Reflect
Peter had to overcome prejudice in order to welcome Cornelius. Are there prejudices (perhaps unintentional) that exclude people from your church fellowship?

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