June is the National Month of Prayer for toddler groups
Toddler groups offer an amazing space for babies, toddlers and their parents and carers to play, experience a warm welcome and develop a supportive community. They come in all shapes and sizes and during the Pandemic, many have adapted in incredible ways to offer support in the local community. They are a place where the love of God can be experienced in so many ways and they are a place where life in all its fullness can be celebrated.
That’s why in June we put aside a whole month to focus on them in prayer. The National Month of Prayer (NMOP) is an initiative of 1277 Make Them Count. It encourages churches, individuals and toddler communities to pray 3 ways – in groups, for groups and across groups in the UK.
2022’s theme is based on Luke 5 v1-11 – ‘A Net That Works’. We will be encouraging networks of toddler groups to meet together, to share their joys and challenges and pray for one another.
Follow the story 1277 National Month of Prayer Facebook group Feel free to share your ideas, prayer requests, stories etc
Let’s get praying leaflet – Ideas of how to encourage prayer
1277 PowerPoint of prayers for Church-based Toddler Groups – A PowerPoint presentation containing information about 1277 and some short prayers for church-based toddler groups.
Prayer bookmarks – these are editable
Examples of what is happening across the UK and beyond in 2022
Feel free to adapt these ideas and do something in your own area … and please share on social media or via email
Please check out how toddler groups across London have organised a London Prayer Marathon.
If you would like to do this for your area e.g. county, diocese, city etc or your group please feel free to adapt this leaflet for your area (we hope to upload an editable version soon). Add your own details, print copies off and encourage others to join you in prayer.
Harrogate gathering for toddler group leaders and teams – poster