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Micah Challenge Prayer, November 24, 2006

November 22, 2006

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

Reflection


\'What is our prophetic role in a world of injustice and institutionalised injustice?\' asks Rene Padilla, the well-known Argentine Theologian.

Reflecting on the \'economic tsunami\' in in 2001, he defines justice as \'sorting out what belongs to whom and return it to them\'.

God loves justice! - that\'s what we are told in Isaiah 61 – and expects us to act justly.

In Jesus, God has fulfilled his promise of a world of justice and peace (Luke 4:17-19).

Prayer


Please pray:

§ That we will be able to discern our specific prophetic role in our country.

§ Please pray for the launch of Micah Challenge in Eastern Congo today (24 November).

o Please pray for Joseph Nkinzo, the coordinator of MC DRC and his team as they meet key people from the government and Civil Society Organisations and present Micah Challenge plans to them.

§ For the Micah Challenge formation meeting in 25 November.

o Please pray for Bunini Gahungu as he and the steering group prepare for this important meeting. Pray for wisdom as they plan the next steps of the campaign and their participation in international campaign activities in 2007.

§ For a Micah Challenge exploration meeting in on 27 November.

o Please pray for an enthusiastic response of the participants and for the formation of a committed steering group at this meeting.

o Please pray for Patson Netha and Regine Nagel as they advise for the formation process.


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 1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger

Target 2: Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger

\'The Global Hunger Index is about 22 percent higher for war countries than it is for non-war countries with comparable levels of economic development (1989-2003).\'

The Global Hunger Index captures three dimensions of hunger: insufficient availability of food, shortfalls in the nutritional status of children, and child mortality, which is to a large extent attributable to undernutrition.

Source: Joint report produced by IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute) and German Agro Action [Deutsche Welthungerhilfe] for World Food Day, October 16, 2006.

http://www.ifpri.org/media/20061013GHI.asp



Yours in Christ,

Regine, Jill and Michael

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http://www.micahchallenge.org/global/prayer_resources/documents/SearchableFridayPrayerReflections.xls

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