June is the National Month of Prayer for toddler groups
The National Month of Prayer (NMOP) is an initiative of 1277 Make Them Count. It takes place annually in June and various activities and events take place to encourage prayer 3 ways – in groups, for groups and across groups in the UK.
Each year has a theme and the theme for 2020 is ‘Streams in the Desert’. It is based on the scripture Is 43 v18-21
“Forget the former things;do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen, the people I formed for myself
that they may proclaim my praise.
Follow the story 1277 National Month of Prayer Facebook group Feel free to share your ideas, prayer requests, stories etc
Liz Hall from the Salvation Army was commissioned to paint a picture illustrating this years theme and this is it! It can be downloaded here
Jo Gordon asked her to share her thoughts behind the painting … Interview with Liz Hall re Inspiration behind this years picture
Liz has kindly written notes to be used as a reflection. Words for reflection
Individual prayer cards which can be printed for meditation
Ideas of how to encourage prayer
A PowerPoint presentation containing information about 1277 and some short prayers for church-based toddler groups.
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. Add your own details, print copies off and encourage others to join you in prayer.
Prayer ideas specific for this year …
Prayer bookmarks – these are editable