Standing there in my kitchen, reading those words, I felt both the burden and privilege of praying for sweet Bilha. The joy that she trusts me enough to ask for my prayers. The guilt that I don’t pray often enough.Continue Reading ›
Winston Churchill was not known for being a spiritual man. But even this world-renowned leader who led Britain’s fight against the then seemingly unstoppable might of Hitler’s military admitted to praying, saying the practice “comforted him” in times of crisis and danger. I find this fact interesting because it demonstrates God’s design of the human being. God made every person — believer and non-believer alike— to have a natural inclination to reach out to Him, especially in times of trouble. So if this is the case, why don’t we, as Christians, do it more often? Or why is reaching out to God in prayer more often than not our last resort than our first?Continue Reading ›
The following is an email sent to many Compassion employees on Sunday by Menchit Wong, our child advocacy director. It contains new prayer requests and an update on previous prayer requests for our Philippines brothers and sisters, in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
We all need prayer. Some days more than others. So what if today, on the National Day of Prayer, we pray for one another?
Let the pain of trafficking around the world seep into your heart. Then channel your outrage at injustice – pray and act.
Pray that God would fill your sponsored child with a passion for proclaiming God’s glory and sharing His gospel with their community.
Although they do not have material wealth, pray that your sponsored child would be overflowing with thankfulness to God for the gifts He has given them.
God has given sponsored children around the world His ear, that even though they are often voiceless in this world, He cares for their prayers.
Pray that your sponsored child would learn self-discipline and would become prudent, even when surrounded by recklessness.
Pray that your sponsored child would cling to God and develop a passion for Him.
Pray that your sponsored child would attack their school work with eagerness, as doing it for the Lord. Pray that in all their endeavors, they would devote them to the Lord and do it in His strength.