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Micah Challenge: Prayer & Reflection - Friday 13 October

October 11, 2006

Micah Challenge

Prayer and Reflection

Friday October 6, 2006

Welcome! We hope you will enjoy using these reflections with us!

Apologies for the longer than expected break during September.

Reflection

This week\'s reflection is a song that was shared at the recent Micah Network Global Consultation. The soundtrack is available as a 3 MB file, please email Regine if you would like to receive it.

\'Oh Lord the poor cry out for justice
One things for sure heaven hears their cry.\'

Please continue to reflect on this theme by reading Luke 18:1-8.

Then the Master said, "Do you hear what that judge, corrupt as he is, is saying? So what makes you think God won\'t step in and work justice for his chosen people, who continue to cry out for help? Won\'t he stick up for them? I assure you, he will. He will not drag his feet. But how much of that kind of persistent faith will the Son of Man find on the earth when he returns?"

(The Message Luke 18:6-8)

Prayer

Please pray:

  • Praise God for a good and successful Micah Challenge Facilitators meeting in .
    • It was encouraging and also challenging to hear from the various national campaigns.
    • Praise God for good strategic discussions and concrete decisions.

  • Please pray for all the final plans and arrangements for Micah Sunday October 15.
    • All National campaigns are encouraging churches to participate and many have developed resources and planned events for October 14/15.

Please see http://www.micahchallenge.org/global/index/National_Campaigns.html for further details.

  • Please pray for the \'Micha Initiative\' in .
    • The steering group is meeting today (6 October) and will make important decisions regarding the development of the campaign in .
    • Please pray especially for all the plans that are developing around campaigning for the G8 in June 2007 in .


Meditate on the Statistics

As you spend time in prayer and reflection, you may like to take a moment to silently understand with your heart the focus statistic we will include each week (see below). We are hoping that you will find this series of statistics a useful reference in preparing presentations.

Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability

Target 10: Halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water

\'Every day, diarrhoeal diseases from easily preventable causes claim the lives of approximately 5 000 people, most of them young children.\'

Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation, 2005

Yours in Christ,

Regine, Jill and Michael

Please see List of Prayer Reflections
http://www.micahchallenge.org/global/prayer_resources/documents/SearchableFridayPrayerReflections.xls

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