Faces of Children is an ecumenical prayer ministry under the auspices of First Presbyterian Church of Midland, Texas.
Our mission is to initiate ministries of prayer for children in churches, communities, and neighborhoods. In doing so, we seek to
provide an opportunity for people of God to join together, learn about children and their needs throughout the world, and celebrate
Christ's love (especially as it relates to children).
The ministry was initiated in the fall of 1999 as a community effort and has since become a worldwide outreach of intercessory prayer for children all over the globe. For more information, please contact us via email or by telephone at 432.684.7821.
"The promise is for you and your children, and for all who are far off ... for all whom the Lord our God will call."
- Acts 2:39
Educate by raising awareness about suffering children and children at risk.
Pray and mobilize groups to pray for children in churches, neighborhoods, communities across our nation, and
throughout the world.
Build relationships with global ministries that reach out to children, praying with and for those ministries
and the children they serve.
Provide an opportunity for people of God to join in celebrating Christ's love, especially as it relates to children.
Genesis of Faces of Children
A vision to mobilize Christians to pray for children grew out of a strong desire to express gratitude and
honor to the Lord, our God and our Savior Jesus Christ. Faces of Children was formed as an ecumenical
ministry under the auspices of First Presbyterian Church, Midland, Texas.
|History of the Prayer Summits
The first Faces of Children Prayer Conference was held in the fall of 2000 with subsequent conferences held in 2002,
2003 and 2004. The prayer summits in 2003 and 2004 were held in Washington, D.C. Representatives of thirteen
international faith-based organizations participated in these national prayer conferences.
In 2003, Baroness Caroline Cox served as honorary chair and one of the speakers for the Prayer Summit. Baroness Cox
is a Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, U.K. and chair of Christian Solidarity Worldwide, U.K.
In 2004, speakers included Mark Early, president of Prison Fellowship Ministries; John Robb, chair of the
International Prayer Council and director of Prayer of Mobilization for World Vision; and Norbert Vollertsen, M.D.,
an international advocate for the children of North Korea. Leaders representing organizations such as Community
Bible Study, Salvation Army, International Justice Mission, Institute on Religion and Democracy, World Relief and
church pastors led intercessory prayer groups. National Christian recording artist Julie Carrick and Rick Elias
led praise and worship music.
Prayer summits were also held in 2005, 2006, and 2007.
Prays for Children and Encourages Prayer for Children
Intercessors are called to pray for children. "Arise, cry out in the night, as the watches of the night begin;
pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to him for the lives of your
children" - Lamentations 2:19
Faces of Children regularly prays for children at risk and in crisis - suffering children - and the workers and
organizations who serve them. Faces of Children prays for the Church, governments and care-givers in their
roles of responsibility to protect and care for God's children.
We encourage others to form prayer groups that will also intentionally and regularly pray for children of war,
poverty, abuse, hunger, sexual exploitation and slave labor...for orphans, victims of AIDS and those suffering
from disease...for those who love and care for these young citizens of God's Kingdom.
We believe that through prayer and petition, God will change the lives of children and transform the hearts of
those who abuse, exploit and oppress God's children.
"Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will
be yours." - Mark 11:24
"Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit says the Lord Almighty." - Zechariah 4:6
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