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The General Calls for ‘Tsunami of Prayer’ on Sunday 19 April to Combat Worldwide Effects of COVID-19

General Brian Peddle has called the international Salvation Army to pray on Sunday 19 April 2020 for the effects that the coronavirus pandemic is having around the world. Setting aside the day for intentional focused prayer, The Salvation Army’s international leader shares a clear message in his video introduction to what he calls ‘a praying Army’, saying: ‘I believe that things happen when people pray.’

He asks that, wherever people are in the world, they use sunrise as a time to pray for the worldwide ministry of The Salvation Army and for the people of the world as they deal with this unprecedented pandemic.

Starting with the south Pacific nation of Samoa, Salvationists and friends are called to rise with the light, setting off a ‘tsunami of prayer’ that will sweep across Australasia, through Asia, over Africa and Europe and then on to North and South America, only coming to a halt as it reaches Hawaii, back in the Pacific Ocean.

A resource to aid times of prayer (individually or for use in prayer groups and video worship times) before, during and after the Day of Prayer has been made available on the International Headquarters website, at sar.my/covid19prayer. The virtual prayer room includes creative activities, reflection on Bible passages and prompts for prayer.