Call to Prayer

Today is The Day of Prayer – Commander Bill – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Today, February 15, 2020 (2.15) is the International Day of Prayer for Awana. If you have not already done so, you can download a copy of the prayer guide here to help you focus on things to specifically pray for regarding Awana. God has used Awana around the world to reach children with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. What began as a desire to reach the youth in the Chicago area is now reaching millions around the world! When a person…

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1st Annual International Day of Prayer for Awana – Commander Bill – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

February 15, 2020 Last fall when Awana was in the midst of the distribution issues, I called for a day of prayer for Awana on September 30th. That day was well received. Afterward I wondered if it was something that should become an annual event and I even had some ask me if I would do it again. The question became, what date should it be held? The initial day of prayer was in response to a specific event that…

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2019 Call to Prayer – Pray for Awana Ministry Directors – Commander Bill – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

The Awana Ministry Director (formerly known as Commander) is the one in the local church who is most impacted by Awana. They are the voice for the ministry on the local level and so when there are issues with Awana, they are the ones addressing the church leadership and families. How an Awana Ministry Director responds to any issues can have a great impact, positive or negative, in the local church and club. As we pray for Awana today, pray…

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2019 Call to Prayer – Pray for local Awana Leaders & Volunteers – Commander Bill – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Awana does not exist if there are no volunteers to reach the children. Our local ministry does not exist if there are no leaders or volunteers. Volunteers are key to Awana. Pray for strength for the leaders and volunteers, the year can seem long. Pray for wisdom as they guide the children in their handbooks and teach them the things of God. Pray for their families as they sacrifice time at home to serve God through Awana. Pray for them…

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2019 Call to Prayer – Pray for Awana Families – Commander Bill – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Awana families may not fully understand why their child has not received a handbook or uniform. They may not always agree with your decisions, but they all need to hear the Gospel. Some parents are actively involved in helping their child in their Awana books. Others are not involved as we would like them. May we be thankful that they entrust their children to us so we can share the things of God with them through Awana. Pray for parents…

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2019 Call to Prayer – Pray for the Future of Awana – Commander Bill – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Throughout the day we have prayed for wisdom for senior leadership and for those involved in Awana at various levels. Awana has been greatly impacted by the events of the last few months and Awana may not realize the full impact for several months. Pray for the future of Awana. Your local club, your region, Awana Headquarter personnel, and those in Awana around the world. Pray for wisdom in the decisions that are made. Pray for peace. Pray that God…

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2019 Call to Prayer Hourly Focus – Commander Bill – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

James 5:14-16 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another,that you may be healed. The prayer of a…

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