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Salvation Army world leaders building a foundation of prayer

Prayers are requested for the new international leaders of The Salvation Army, General Lyndon and Commissioner Bronwyn Buckingham.

Whether joining the congregation online this Sunday (see link below), or in London, Salvationists and supporters are encouraged to share prayers and words of encouragement for the new world leaders of The Salvation Army – General Lyndon Buckingham and Commissioner Bronwyn Buckingham, World President of Women's Ministries.

You can send your personal prayer or words of encouragement to the leaders via the online form here or on social media using #PrayForTheGeneralAndWPWM

‘Praying for leaders’ resources are also available to view or download here and include a prayer guide and encouragement cards.

Prayers and messages of encouragement to the new leaders can be sent online. Prayer resources are also available.

The prayer guide focuses on 14 aspects of leadership and can be used for personal, collective and public prayer over 14 days or weeks.

Available in 10 languages, the guide includes:

· written prayer

· recorded video prayer

· Scripture

· questions for reflection

· ideas for personal action.

The prayer cards are for personal or small-group use. Each card features:

· one aspect of leadership

· Scripture

· a question for reflection

Topics included in the prayer resources include wisdom, courage, health, fresh energy and creativity, and peace.

Salvationists and friends from around the world will join together this Sunday 3 September for the official welcome to the new international leaders.

The event, taking place at Regent Hall in London, will be streamed live on The Salvation Army’s international website at 3.30pm GMT (1.30am Monday 4 September AEST).

The event will also be available to watch on The Salvation Army's international YouTube channel here.


General Lyndon Buckingham and Commissioner Bronwyn Buckingham are set to pay a visit to the Australia Territory in 2024.

The world leaders’ visit – from Thursday 29 August to Monday 2 September 2024 –​ will be an opportunity for Salvos to come together in person and be encouraged as we hear first-hand from the General and Commissioner Buckingham about how God is at work globally across our movement. ​

As part of the Buckinghams’ visit, all active and retired officers will be invited to attend an event in Sydney on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 August 2024, and a Salvationist rally will be held in Melbourne on Monday 2 September 2024. ​

Further details will be announced at a later date.


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