PrayerConnect for September 6, 2016

Appreciation Sunday

Appreciation Sunday, a dynamic community outreach, is scheduled to convene on Sunday, September 11, 2016.  Churches will show honor and give tribute to law enforcement officers, including all first responders. As we observe the historic tragic terrorist attacks of “9/11,” we also will celebrate the heroic services of these esteemed men and women who are a valuable part of our communities.
It is imperative that we pray and support those who protect us. I urge churches and individuals everywhere to join with World Network of Prayer (WNOP) and Building the Bridge (BTB) as we partner to support Appreciation Sunday. Intercessors worldwide are requested to unite with WNOP in our commitment to undergird participating churches, law enforcement officers and all first responders, and communities with prayer and fasting to achieve the greatest outcome! Below is a select announcement from Bishop Micheal Mitchell regarding Appreciation Sunday!
Flo Shaw
International Coordinator
World Network of Prayer
Dear Pastors and Ministers of the United Pentecostal Church International,
As we embark on Appreciation Sunday scheduled for September 11, 2016, in honoring our first responders (NYPD, EMS, FDNY), we are pleased to announce that the World Network of Prayer (WNOP) will be undergirding this iconic day with prayer.
The bravery of the great men and women that sacrificed so much on September 11, 2001 has caused the United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI) to set aside a day to honor first responders who currently serve their municipalities with distinction.
Over the years, WNOP has proven to be a vital ministry to the UPCI and its endeavors. We therefore feel that it is necessary to partner in prayer as we approach this day.
Let us embrace this day prayerfully as we unite to celebrate and remember those that served us and those that are currently serving us with distinction, as we seek God’s blessings and protection upon all honorees and their families.  We further pray for every pastor, the congregation, and visitors that this demonstration of love and appreciation will result in souls being converted to Christ, as we declare the message of salvation to everyone.
This iconic day serves to build the bridge between the church, community, and these great men and women who have diligently served us and continue to perform their duties with excellence.
Bishop Micheal Mitchell
Appreciation Sunday Administrator
New Life Tabernacle
Brooklyn, New York