This year's theme is Unexpected Partners. While we are called to work among the Roma people, we are continually surprised at the ways that God has been working ahead of us - stories of people and places where God is already inspiring hope and change among the Roma people. These stories are so encouraging to us that we have dedicated this year's prayer guide to sharing them with you. Our prayer for you is that, as you pray along with us, you'll find encouragement and inspiration as well - not just from these stories, but right where you are. Where has God placed these kinds of people in your life? Who inspires and challenges you? Let's give thanks to God together for unexpected partners!
Three different versions of the Prayer Guide can be found on our Prayer Resources page, or you can use the links below:
Booklet format (8.5 x 11 folded)
Individual Pages (5.5 x 8.5)
Text only (8.5 x 11)
An ideal time to use this prayer guide would be during the week of April 6-12, which includes International Romani Day (April 8), but it can be used at any time. Here are some ideas for using the Prayer Guide:
- Use the prayer guide for your personal or family devotion for a week.
- Include the prayer guide in your church's bulletin.
- Use the guide as a time of devotion/prayer during your Sunday School class or small group meeting.
Do you have other ideas? How have you used guides like this in the past? Share your ideas in the comments below!