An Invitation to Pray

Girl praying on worldby Nancy Tichy, Author for KidZ at Heart International

This may seem like a short cut, but I’d love to pass on to you some information about an international prayer focus.  Hopefully, God will move upon your heart to respond and join the kids in your life in simple intercessory activity. This way, you’ll enter into God’s global heart of love for children around the world.

          The following is from http://www.viva.org: 

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When you see the world through the eyes of a vulnerable child it can be painful, frightening and lonely.

One billion children worldwide live in poverty, with
• 6.6 million under-five year-olds dying from preventable causes
• 15% of children engaged in work
• One in ten girls married before they reach 15 years old
• 57 million primary-aged children out of school

And yet we believe that God is a God of protection, provision and promises.

In Jeremiah 29: 11, the Lord declares, ‘For I know the plans I have for you… plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’

Our plea on behalf of the hurting children in our communities, and those in far-off places, is that God would give them strength and carry them through their desperately tough times.

The 2015 World Weekend of Prayer for children at risk campaign on 6-7 June

This annual prayer event, hosted by VIVA, unites hundreds of thousands of adults and children in 40 countries.

During this weekend thousands of children across the world – many of them living in difficult situations –will turn to God in prayer, thanking him for his goodness and faithfulness, and asking for change in their situations.

Pray for:
Children who are afraid to know God’s protection. May they feel safe in his loving arms, knowing he is with them always.
Children in need would trust in God’s provision. May he ease their anxieties and, by his power, supply them with life’s essentials.
Children who feel insecure to remember God’s promises. May they feel encouraged and empowered, and trust in his faithfulness.

GO TO: www.VIVA.org for a rich website full of information, stories and ideas for activities appropriate for children’s ages.

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