The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s (Action Alliance) National Weekend of Prayer for Faith, Hope, & Life on May 13-15 is an annual event during which faith communities all across the country pledge to join in prayer for those who have been touched by suicide, those who are dealing with mental health concerns or feelings of hopelessness, and those who love and care for them.
With the lingering impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic being felt by communities throughout the country, faith leaders and faith communities have an especially important role to play in supporting those who may be struggling. The National Weekend of Prayer offers resources to help communities wherever they pray—at home, online, alone, or with others. Join the movement to empower faith communities nationwide to support those who are struggling and to promote hope, resiliency, and recovery.
Pledge. Pledge today to join the National Weekend of Prayer on May 13-15, and encourage others to pledge too.
Plan. Plan how you will incorporate the National Weekend of Prayer into your online services, groups, classes, outreach, and other efforts. Check out our sample prayer tools and other resources for ideas on how to address the topic in sensitive and caring ways.
Promote. Share information early and often with your members about your organization's participation in National Weekend of Prayer. Post your community's prayers for Faith, Hope & Life to social media using the hashtag #PrayFHL.
To learn more about National Weekend of Prayer for Faith, Hope, & Life, visit http://www.faith-hope-life.org/.
HELP SPREAD THE WORD!
Post on your social media channels using the hashtag #PrayFHL. (sample post: Join us + @Action_Alliance for the 2022 National Weekend of Prayer for Faith, Hope, & Life during the weekend of May 13-15, as faith communities from across the U.S. join together to pray for those who are struggling or in crisis. http://www.faith-hope-life.org/ #PrayFHL)
Add this event to your online event calendar on your organization's website.
Share the event with your networks, such as including a blurb in your next e-newsletter or in an email to your listserv.
Encourage organizations to pledge to participate in this annual event—be it a congregation, pastoral care or counseling network, school, mental health network, or interfaith coalition.
What is the Faith.Hope.Life. campaign?
The National Weekend of Prayer for Faith, Hope, & Life is one component of the Action Alliance's Faith.Hope.Life. campaign, which engages faith leaders and faith communities as partners in suicide prevention; equips them with tools and resources to join the movement; and strengthens their roles as counselors, promoters, and givers of hope, help, and healing.
New resources now available include:
Suicide Prevention Competencies for Faith Leaders: Supporting Life Before, During, and After a Suicidal Crisis—equips faith leaders with the capabilities needed to prevent suicide and provide care and comfort for those affected by suicide.
Faith Leaders' Guide to Self-Care After a Suicide [Video]—highlights the importance of self-care among faith leaders and shares guidance on what faith leaders can do to care for themselves after a suicide.
The Faith.Hope.Life. campaign and National Weekend of Prayer for Faith, Hope, & Life are initiatives of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, which is housed at the Education Development Center (EDC).
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