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Micah Challenge Prayer, January 26, 2007

January 26, 2007

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

Reflection


How can we use significant events as opportunities to demonstrate to the nation that as the body of Christ we are sacrificially addressing the issues of poverty, ignorance and HIV/AIDS?


Reflecting on John 13:1-17 and looking at the example of great leaders in history, Lawrence Temfwe, coordinator of Micah Challenge , writes:

\'Jesus took opportunity of every significant Jewish event to motivate his followers to service and to give hope to the listeners
…. Events such as the World AIDS Day give opportunities to the church to demonstrate how it’s being a servant to God and His people. Jesus would have used these opportunities to bring a revolutionary message to the nation. \'

Prayer


Please pray:

§ Like Lawrence suggests, our National campaigns are developing plans to use significant political events in their countries e.g. the G8 and national elections, to call for justice and reduction of world-wide poverty.

o Please pray for creative, bold and godly ideas for our National campaigns coordinators as they and their steering groups plan national events for the Micah Challenge \'Blow the halftime whistle\' campaign from end of May to 07/07/07.

§ Considering the statistic below, please pray:

o for female leaders to be good examples and role models.

o that Micah Challenge and the churches and organisations we work with can start to become good examples for empowerment of women within the body of Christ.


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 3: Promote gender equality and empower women

Target 4:
Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005, and to all levels of education no later than 2015.

\'Gender discrimination is pervasive. While the degrees and forms of inequality may vary, women and girls are deprived of equal access to resources, opportunities and political power in every region of the world. The oppression of girls and women can include the preference for sons over daughters, limited personal and professional choices for girls and women, the denial of basic human rights and outright gender-based violence.\'

Source: The State of the World\'s Children 2007, UNICEF

Yours in Christ,

Regine, Jill and Michael


Please see a List of Prayer Reflections
(excel file)
http://www.micahchallenge.org/downloads.aspx?file=Searchable Friday Prayer Reflection List Jan 12.xls

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