Day 5-11 : Preparing for Orphan Sunday

Posted by Heather Sewell on October 07, 2013  /   Posted in Advocacy

slide-favela-kidsEach Monday we will post a 7 day guide with meditational verses and prayers for each day leading up to Orphan Sunday, November 3.

Day 5 – Monday

The Stain of Slavery

Verse 

Psalms 10:17-18

Prayer

Lord, heal class discrimination and objectification of others in Brazil. We pray for every child trapped in poverty, for every little girl valued only as a sex object, and for every little boy made to feel worthless because of his skin color. Give each of them the promise of life beyond what they have known, the assurance of your presence, and the hope of eternity.

 

Day 6 – Tuesday

A Dark Secret

Verse

Psalms 10:14-15

Prayer

Father, we pray for precious children abused in their won homes. Heal those rescued as only you can. Make your love a reality to them. Restore their innocence.

 

Day 7 – Wednesday

Opportunity

Verse

Proverbs 22:6

Story

In Brazil, Hope Unlimited has opened a preschool, Nave Mae. While giving children a head-start in school, they also work to change the attitudes of the parents to enroll their children.

Prayer

Father, thank you for the Nave Mae preschool, for the children there, and for the changes Hope Unlimited brings about in their lives. Bless them, their parents, and the teachers who daily share the love of Christ with them.

 

Day 8 – Thursday

Caring about Consent

Verse

Deuteronomy 10:12-18

Prayer

Father, call the nation of Brazil to repentance. Help those who formulate the laws to understnad that childhood should be a time of protection, and move them to protect the rights of the young girls and boys and give them a chance to be children.

 

Day 9 – Friday

Homecoming

Verse

Matthew 18:5

Prayer

Father, we know being taken from a a home, even a very abusive one, or being removed from the streets, when that is the only home they have ever known, is frightening. Please help them see their move as a new beginning. May their futures be bright with Your promise.

 

Day 10 – Saturday

A Cultural Current

Verse

Jeremiah 29:11

Prayer

Lord, thank you for places where the lives of children are molded and shaped into godly vessels. Bless the student leaders as they change the lives of their brothers, sisters, and friends by example.

 

Day 11 – Sunday

A Father’s Love

Verse

John 10:27-30

Prayer

We pray today for those who do not yet know what it means to experience a father’s love. Let these precious children experience your warm embrace.

 

For more in depth reading, visit: http://www.hopeunlimited.org/PrayForHope/

 

 

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