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Micah Challenge Prayer & Reflection, June 8, 2007

June 7, 2007

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

Reflection

In the third part of our Blow the Halftime Whistle prayer and reflection series we will be looking at Pentecost as recorded in the book of Acts.

\'It is interesting to consider what the modern Christian considers to be the sure signs of the presence of the Holy Spirit. Pentecost in the New Testament is certainly associated with the coming of the Holy Spirit, but what do we look for as indicators of his activity?\' asks Rev. Joe Simfukwe from Micah Challenge in Zambia.

Please reflect on Acts 4:32-37 which is the biblical text on which the reflection is based.

Prayer

Let us pray:

* For indicators of the activity of the Holy Spirit in our lives and churches.

* Give thanks for successful G8 church mobilisation events in Germany and the UK.

Germany:

* We give thanks for a very exciting Micah Challenge Youth prayer weekend in Rostock, Germany.

* Daniel Rempe, the coordinator of Micah Challenge Germany writes: ‘50 young people from the Netherlands, France and Germany participated at the international prayer event of Micah Challenge in Rostock. For 3 days we organised an intensive program of seminars, workshops and prayer.

Together with many other Christians we participated in a service before the big afternoon rally on June 2 that was organised by German Civil Society organisations. Many people are frustrated at poverty in the world and we pray that the G8 leaders will make it a focus of their discussions. Together with many peaceful protesters, Micah Challenge participants took part in the rally with the slogan \'another world is possible\'.

* We thank God for a wonderfully inspiring and challenging event and for safety during the rally.

* Please pray for these young people as they go back to their churches with new inspiration and also many new challenges after an eventful weekend

UK:

* Give thanks for the Blow The Whistle worship service in London on June 2, that it was so well attended and so inspiring.

* Pray for those who had never been involved in a campaigning event before, that they would feel challenged and empowered to speak up on behalf of poor people

* Pray that world leaders pick up on the media coverage of the event, and that their decisions at this week’s G8 summit are impacted as a result

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 include each week (see below). Our hope is that you will find this series of statistics a useful resource in preparing presentations.

Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education

Indicator 8: Literacy rate of 15-24 year-olds

\'The country with the highest adult female literacy rate is Seychelles at 92 percent; the lowest is Mali at 12 percent.\'

Source: Worldbank, October 2006

Yours in Christ,

Regine and Michael

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