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Micah Challenge Prayer & Reflection, June 29, 2007

June 29, 2007

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

Reflection

In the sixth part of our Blow the Halftime Whistle prayer and reflection series, CB Samuel from India continues his reflection on God\'s character of justice. He wonders what kind of worship is acceptable to God.

Please read Isaiah 1: 10-17 for what God says!

\'When we worship the one who is on the throne we are worshipping the God who judges the world with justice. The invitation to come to his throne is to witness the God who does justice. Worship is an activity of the community that is committed to justice. Worship becomes an expression of a community that hungers and thirsts for God’s righteousness.\'

Prayer

Let us pray:

§ That our churches can be communities that are committed to justice.

§ For the final preparations for 07/07/07 events in many Micah Challenge National campaigns.

o Please pray for good working relationships with members of other Civil Society organisations and networks.

o Please pray that the activities will be picked up by the media and thereby awareness raised and the message spread to a much wider audience.

§ Lord, we thank you for the many more children that have been able to go to school in the past years (1999 - 2004).

We pray for the 77 Million boys and girls especially in India, Nigeria, Pakistan and Ethiopia that are not able to go to school yet. Thanks that they are not forgotten by you.

Please improve the educational standards in those countries.

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: Ensure access to primary schooling for all children

Target 3: Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling

\'77 million children still are not in school.

  • Half in sub-Saharan Africa
  • One-third in India, Nigeria, Pakistan and Ethiopia
  • Drop of 20 million since 1999, mainly in South Asia\'

Source: Education for all Report 2007, UNESCO

Very useful Powerpoint summary at

>> http://portal.unesco.org/education/en/ev.php-URL_ID=49591&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

Yours in Christ,

Regine and Michael


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