September 10, 2017 is World Suicide Prevention Day. That weekend, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Faith Communities Task Force invites faith communities across the nation to pray for those whose lives have been touched by suicide. In collaboration with other leaders in faith, business, government, healthcare, and social justice, the Task Force has organized a campaign for a National Day of Prayer for Faith, Hope, & Life.
You may spread the word by sharing:
- the National Day of Prayer Save the Date flyer
- the interfaith video, (scripted by Rev. Talitha Arnold)
- other worship and spiritual resources
The goal is to reach as many people as possible with the invitation to come together collectively to pray for Faith, Hope, and Life.
Thank you to Rev. Talitha Arnold for this important work, and for these words:
"As we pray, let’s also pledge to be aware of those around us who are struggling with any of life’s challenges--especially those affected in any way by suicide—and to be there for them in their times of need. On this Faith-Hope-Life Day, we pray for emotional, mental, and spiritual healing. Just as we regularly pray for persons with physical concerns, such as cancer or heart disease, we especially pray this day for those dealing with mental health concerns and feelings of hopelessness, and for the people who love and care for them.
"It’s time to break the silence around suicide and help all who struggle. Please join us. Because, where there is faith there is hope, and where there is hope there is life."