Day 1 (February 14) – “Your prayers are our iron dome,” says a pastor in Ukraine. Pray for Mission Eurasia. They’re helping us translate Keys for Kids and Unlocked devotionals into Russian and Ukrainian in Ukraine. We have 8 months to complete. Pray for the work pastors and Christian leaders are doing in Ukraine as the bombing continues inside the country. Funding is needed to provide these resources to youth ministry leaders, pastors, and camp directors.
Day 2 (February 15) – Pray that the Keys for Kids Radio team would be able to have fun on the air while staying faithful to God’s Word. Pray that they would be able to meet the challenges of writing, recording, and producing many programs a week. Also pray over the hopes of a new streaming service geared towards young families.
Day 3 (February 16) – Pray for the Keys for Kids Nepali Team. Keys for Kids has been translated into the Nepali language. It’s also being produced into radio programming. Currently, it’s heard on 20 radio stations in Nepal. Pray also that the team in Nepal can determine the effectiveness of the books, Storytellers (solar-powered MP3 players with an audio Bible and Keys for Kids audio stories), and radio programs.
Day 4 (February 17) – Pray for the staff of Keys for Kids Ministries as we continue to pursue the calling that God has given each of us. Ask the Lord to protect the team from sickness, discouragement, and sin. Ask that God would make His will clear and draw us deeper into His plan so that nothing can hinder us from igniting a passion for Christ in kids, teens, and families worldwide.
Note (February 18): Sundays are not included in the 40 days of Lent. Enjoy celebrating Jesus with your church family today!
Day 5 (February 19) – Ask God to use our Keys for Camps program to encourage campers who receive our Keys for Kids and Unlocked devotionals each quarter. Pray that the campers would regularly read the devotions, maintain their focus during reading, and take the message of God’s Word to heart. If there are campers who have stopped reading for whatever reason, ask the Holy Spirit to remind them to start reading the devotions again.
Day 6 (February 20) – Keys for Kids Ministries has two mobile apps that serve to ignite a passion for Christ in kids and teens. The Keys for Kids app platform is being phased out. We need to find a new platform. That will require about $10,000 to update and transfer our current app platform to the new one. Pray also for wisdom as we continue to promote the Unlocked app to more teens. We believe it’s an effective evangelistic and discipleship tool. The app has been downloaded more than 40,000 times.
Day 7 (February 21) – Pray that the Holy Spirit will intervene to soften the hearts of kids, teens, and families around the world who are reading or listening to our devotions, and that they would give their lives to Christ.
Day 8 (February 22) – Pray for Phil Ayres (the voice of Zach) as he records Keys for Kids stories and other audio for Keys for Kids Radio. Ask God to protect him from sickness, give him wisdom as he writes copy for the programs, and provide words that would clearly communicate the message of the gospel through each recording. Phil is also a pastor. Pray God’s blessing upon his preaching and teaching.
Day 9 (February 23) – The summer camp season is just a few months away. Ask God to bless our Keys for Camps program. This is a program that helps camps encourage campers to stay in God’s Word all year long—not just for a week at camp—by creating resources sent directly to campers' homes. Pray that Brian Jones (our Camp Coordinator) can recruit camps for the program. Ask God to open these ministry doors to help us touch the lives of more than 50,000 campers this year. Most importantly, ask God to lead kids, teens, and families to Himself and help them grow in their faith.
Day 10 (February 24) – Funding is an essential piece of Keys for Kids Ministries. Funding allows us to print devotionals and books, create and distribute radio programming, translate our materials, and pay our utilities and staff. Would you pray that God would call people to rise and give monthly toward the mission we believe God has set for us? In conjunction, please pray that the Lord will give us discernment, and reveal what doors of the ministry need to be opened or closed.
Note (February 25): Sundays are not included in the 40 days of Lent. Enjoy celebrating Jesus with your church family today!