June is the National Month of Prayer for Toddler groups* and in 2015 one London borough was prayed for each day in a London prayer marathon. In several boroughs (Brent, Ealing and Harrow) a group of toddler group leaders met together to share the joys and challenges of their groups and pray for and with one another. It was suggested that the prayer marathon be repeated in 2016 and that we should aim to get as many toddler groups involved as possible.
How can you get involved?
1) Use the suggested prayer points and pray for a borough each day.
2) Raise the profile of your group in your church ie invite the church leader and/or members to visit. You could have a slot in the service during June to profile what you do—one church in Kensal Rise took over the whole service and used a PowerPoint presentation and video, prayers and the sermon.
3) Connect with other toddler groups in your borough over a simple lunch (bring your own sandwiches and someone provide the drinks). This could be in a local coffee shop or one of your venues. ‘Without this support I am sure our group would have closed’ Sue, St Luke’s Drop In, Kilburn
There is a sense of excitement and anticipation re what will happen as we celebrate the wonderful work of the toddler groups in London ‘This is a great initiative and I hope it grows and grows. It would be wonderful to see an increasing number of toddler group teams meeting up for prayer and encouragement throughout London.’ Rev Tessa Rust, Early Years Missions Advisor, London Diocese