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The following is an email sent to many Compassion employees yesterday by Menchit Wong, our child advocacy director. It contains prayer requests for our Philippines brothers and sisters, in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
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We all need prayer. Some days more than others. So what if today, on the National Day of Prayer, we pray for one another?
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.
Tears poured down Cesar’s face. He was ready to give up. You could feel it in every fiber of his being.
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.
On behalf of the children and God we serve, thank you for the abundant love you share with the world. Happy Thanksgiving!
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.
Pray that your sponsored child would be filled with the hope they have in Christ.
Unlike cathedral termites, we know our Leader and what we’re creating. More importantly, our Leader knows us and calls us to one body.
Pray that your sponsored child would serve others around them with all their heart and that they would learn to put the needs of others before their own.
Pray that your sponsored child’s faith would be growing more and more each day.
Praise God that the secret to being content is not being well fed or living in plenty.
Pray that your sponsored child would learn responsibility and diligence in the Lord.
Pray that through the comfort they have received in their troubles, your sponsored child would learn to comfort others.
Pray that your sponsored child would grow in true humility — that they would have a God-given understanding of their identity in Him.
Pray that God would fill your sponsored child with perseverance and that they would set their eyes above on the things that last.
Pray that your sponsored child would reject the lie that joy comes from worldly success or our circumstances.
Pray that your sponsored child would love peace and reject useless quarreling. Pray that they would become peace makers in their community.
Have you ever wondered where you could have been if you’d been given what you asked for? Have you ever wondered what could have happened, had you found what you sought?