What is the National Weekend of Prayer for Faith, Hope, & Life?  
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s (Action Alliance) National Weekend of Prayer for Faith, Hope, & Life is an annual event during which faith communities all around the country pledge to join in prayer for those who have been touched by suicide, those who are dealing with mental health concerns or feelings of hopelessness, and those who love and care for them.

With the novel coronavirus pandemic affecting the entire country, and physical distancing mandates in place in many communities, faith leaders and faith communities have an especially important role to play in supporting those who may be struggling. The National Weekend of Prayer offers resources to help communities wherever they pray at home, online, alone, or with others. Join the movement to empower faith communities nationwide to support those who are struggling and to promote hope, resiliency, and recovery.

  • Pledge. Pledge today to join the National Weekend of Prayer, and encourage others to pledge too.
  • Plan. Plan how you will incorporate the National Weekend of Prayer into your online services, groups, classes, outreach, and other efforts. Check out our sample prayer tools and other resources for ideas on how to address the topic in sensitive and caring ways.
  • Promote. Share information early and often with your members about your organization's participation in National Weekend of Prayer. Post your community's prayers for Faith, Hope & Life to social media using the hashtag #PrayFHL.

To further support faith communities during this challenging time, the Action Alliance will host a free, public webinar for faith leaders in late-April to share and explore ideas for maintaining and promoting connectedness with their communities virtually. Please stay tuned for more information.

To learn more about National Weekend of Prayer for Faith, Hope, & Life, visit www.PrayFaithHopeLife.org .