A FOUNDATION OF PRAYER
Because our Christian faith is at the center of our identity, prayer is the foundation of all we do as we seek to participate in God's redemptive work in our world. Below, you can write a note of prayer or encouragement for a church or district, which we will forward to let them know you are praying for them. Include the location you're praying for at the top of your message.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE FORM
Below, you can write a note of prayer or encouragement for a church or district, which we will forward to let them know you are praying for them. Include the location you're praying for at the top of your message.
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STREAMS OF MERCY
God, we know that 1 out of every 10 people in our world lacks access to safe water, and every 90 seconds a child dies from a water-related cause. In Sierra Leone, more than half of people living in rural areas do not have access to safe water. Nearly one out of every five children in Sierra Leone will die before his or her fifth birthday. Clean, safe water could prevent many of those deaths.
We thank You for the work of Your church to provide access to safe water in Sierra Leone and so many other countries around the world. Please continue to work through Your people to provide safe water for those who are thirsty in the name of the One who is Living Water.
Lord, this is our prayer.
PRAYERS FOR FREEDOM
God, we’ve recently learned that the Global Slavery Index estimates more than 45 million people are trapped in slavery today through forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation. Greed drives this evil enterprise that preys on girls, boys, women, and men who are vulnerable to human trafficking. We pray for the rescue and restoration of those enslaved.
Far too often, children are trafficked, many into the sex trade. May they be freed from their exploitation and experience new life and healing. We pray, too, for children who are vulnerable to trafficking—those in the foster care system, those who are abused, immigrants and refugees, and those living in crushing poverty. Please use us to minister to children and prevent exploitation.
Lord, this is our prayer.
ON THE MOVE
God, our hearts cry out for the 60 million individuals in our world who are displaced from their homes due to violence and persecution. As we learn about the situations of more than 1 million people displaced in Ukraine and more than 9.5 million who have fled from their homes in Syria, we yearn for the danger to end. We yearn for mercy and compassion. And we are thankful for the ways You are working through Your people to serve those who are on a desperate search for safety and stability.
In the busy days we fill up, it’s too easy to forget what is happening in other parts of our neighborhoods and our world. Help us to remember, and use us to show others Your love.
Lord, this is our prayer. Amen.