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Micah Challenge Prayer, Jan. 12, 2007

January 22, 2007

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

Reflection


Drawing on the story of the prophetess Debora
h, Amanda Jackson, coordinator of Micah Challenge , comments that Micah Challenge is more than a human “battle” against poverty. It is a spiritual battle for Godly values of justice - and it will be God’s victory.

Please mediate on this remarkable story in Judges 4 and 5.

‘In our campaigning, we can use all the usual methods to win support and move political mountains but we should not be surprised when God uses unusual people and methods to win the fight.’

Prayer

Please pray:

  • Let us pray that we can be mighty because we have God’s mighty power at our disposal as the story of Deborah reminds us.

  • Amanda asks in her article: what has worship to do with advocacy?

    “Worship gives God his rightful place and reminds us of his faithfulness. It cements the link between faith and justice and reminds us of God’s ultimate power.”

    • We want to praise God for the amazing growth in Micah Challenge national campaigns in the past year – we have gone from 15 to over 30!

    • We praise God for his sustaining of the campaign and for the many volunteers that give their time and energy worldwide.

    • We praise God for the interest Micah Challenge receives – from grassroots communities to high-level policy makers.


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 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

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

\'The worst-affected regions – sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia – have made progress in recent years. But their advances have not kept pace with those of the early 1990s, and the number of people going hungry is increasing. Of particular concern is Eastern Asia : in the early 1990s, the number of hungry people declined; but again it is on the rise.\'

Source:
The Millennium Development Goals Report, United Nations, 2006

http://mdgs.un.org/unsd/mdg/Resources/Static/Products/Progress2006/MDGReport2006.pdf

Yours in Christ,

Regine, Jill and Michael

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