Nov 22 2008

The Prayer

This is Emelia. She is a sponsored child in Ghana. And obviously, she’s praying.

We don’t know what she was praying for in the moment the photo was taken, but if she’s anything like us, it might’ve been for the photographer to hurry up and take the picture. :-)

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Will you join us and Emelia in prayer?

Leave your prayers as comments to this post. They can be prayers for the children we serve, for Compassion as a ministry, for our country staff . . . they can be prayers about anything you want.

Just open up and speak to the Lord.

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  1. Nov 22, 2008
    at 5:19 am

    I pray for people around the world who have little food and water. I pray that God would use us to help them more and that we are always reminded they are there. I pray that in a time of giving we are reminded to be more like Christ to everyone we meet. And I pray for safe travel for all those traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday.

  2. Nov 22, 2008
    at 7:50 am

    Lord, I pray for Project Directors and Workers around the world. Give them wisdom, patience and love for ministering to these little ones. Help them to rest in You and not try to do the work in their own strength. Help them to join You in the mighty outpouring of Your love into all these precious lives.

  3. HServante
    Nov 22, 2008
    at 12:23 pm

    Creator GOD
    Yes, He knows, Creator God looks and there
    Behold, the sun beats upon the ground
    Rises to the skies and leaves behind, all
    To sustain
    Nourished are some; but for them
    The hour is short, each breath is all
    They know to take
    Can there be, equality
    My cup overflows, theirs runs dry;
    Dear Father of this human race
    Cleanse our greed – teach Thy grace
    To live more simply, Christ showed us how
    To learn to love, to act now

  4. Ken M.
    Nov 22, 2008
    at 3:59 pm

    Lord,
    I pray that we learn to come together as a nation with you guiding us or we’ll continue in this downward spiral while blaming and fighting each other.
    I pray that we learn to let go of the greed that controls us. Let us learn to use our gifts to bless and uplift others in this country and around the world.
    Instead of tearing someone down because we don’t understand them, let us use our words and actions to build others up. And ask God to help us see others through his eyes and heart only.
    I pray to see my sponsored children face to face.

  5. Lindy
    Nov 22, 2008
    at 4:55 pm

    Father, I pray for our dear Fantaye and for the doctors and the Compassion Workers who are trying to help her to get well. Please, will you ease her pain and help her to see your goodness, even in the midst of this hard time. Thank you for the help being given to her in your name by the faithful project workers.

  6. Nov 22, 2008
    at 6:34 pm

    I pray for Gabriel–my sponsored child’s–health after his recent bout with typhus and bronchitis. I pray for his family and all those who are involved in Gabriel’s life, including teacher(s) and child development center workers, that they will continue to work in the best interest of all the children they encounter.

  7. nick
    Nov 22, 2008
    at 8:29 pm

       WHERE WAS JESUS BEFORE IN THE BEGINNING,BEFORE CREATION AND BEFORE    TIME ?    Jesus was sent to the world for humanbeings.Before in the beginning humanbeings    did not exist.That is why FATHER did not need to be seen as Jesus before in the    beginning.    Everything,including Eternal life,Time and heaven were created by FATHER in the   beginning for humanbeings.    Eternal life did not exist before in the beginning.    Only FATHER exists  before in the beginning,before creation,before time and after   the end.According to Bible,Jesus did not exist before in the beginning.    Only FATHER does not have the beginning and the end.    Real endless,timeless is FATHER.    FATHER needs nothing.FATHER does not need a eternal life and heaven.     According to Bible,Jesus needs eternal life and heaven to survive forever.    According to Bible,Jesus does not know that What time is Armageddon,   it means,Jesus does not have the endless knowledge.Jesus is not timeless,   Jesus has the beginning.    COULD YOU SHOW ME WHERE WAS JESUS BEFORE IN THE BEGINNING,BEFORE   CREATION AND BEFORE TIME IN BIBLE ?                      =======================================                      =======================================   IF FATHER HAD NOT CREATED HEAVEN,WHERE WOULD JESUS HAVE GONE TO   EXIST ?    Jesus needs a place to exist.Because Jesus has a humanbeings shape.   If something has a shape,it needs a place to exist.   Only FATHER  does not need a place to exist.   FATHER does not need a heaven to exist.   Because FATHER does not have a shape.   FATHER does not have the beginning and the end.   Before in the beginning,there was no place for Jesus to exist.    IF FATHER HAD NOT CREATED HEAVEN,WHERE WOULD JESUS HAVE GONE TO    EXIST ?                     =======================================                     =======================================   DOES FATHER NEED TO READ BIBLE ?    Who was reading Bible before in the beginning ?   Does FATHER need to read Bible ?   FATHER needs nothing.   Humanbeings did not exist before in the beginning.   Who was reading Bible before in the beginning ?   Does FATHER need Bible to exist ?   what was Bible doing before in the beginning ?   For Who ?    best wishes                                                                             HALLAC                                                                                                                 hallac7@yahoo.co.uk      

  8. Kathy
    Nov 23, 2008
    at 6:19 pm

    Rick, you are rambling absolute rubbish, a false teaching.The Trinity (Father Son Spirit) are co-equal, co-eternal). Rick, I pray that the scales will fall from your eyes, and that the Spirit will remove the darkness from your heart, filling it with the light of the Son.

  9. Nov 24, 2008
    at 7:30 am

    Help. Amen

  10. Breezyneon
    Nov 24, 2008
    at 8:30 pm

    I pray for Minrose who I just signed up to sponsor. Help me get to know her, so I can encourage, give hope, and bring her some joy, so she will know the true love of the Lord.

    Thank you Father for leading me to Compassion. I pray for everyone involved with this ministry for their needs to be met, so they can continue their wonderful ministry.

    I pray for our nation to come together, and become less selfish and more giving.

    Amen

  11. Wendy in Iowa
    Nov 25, 2008
    at 9:24 pm

    Father I lift up Hickma, Linda, Gladys, Ian and Kennedy to you, that thay are able to know you and lead others to Jesus. I also lift up Miriam and David and Geovonny. I pray for their health and safety. That they do not strayed far from you. We also pray that the children with out sponsors will not have to wait very long.

    Father you know what else is spoken on my heart for these children. It is the same one that has been there since I was 7 or so.

    In Jesus name Amen.

  12. Nov 26, 2008
    at 4:54 pm

    I pray for my family and all the sponsors… that we will be more active in sponsoring these children (write to them more often, pray for them more) and that we will strive to live a life worthy of the blessings that God has given us… so that when we meet him face to face we will be like that faithful servant who put the money to good use and gained much more for the Owner.

  13. Nov 27, 2008
    at 8:20 am

    For Nick, if you aren’t too blind or too drugged to see–and I share Kathy’s prayer that God will remove the scales from your eyes:

    {From John 1] “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. [vv1-5)

    “He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him…. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (vv. 10, 14)

  14. BrandonH
    Dec 2, 2008
    at 10:14 am

    Father God,

    May the things that break Your heart, break our hearts…

    In Jesus Name I pray.
    Amen

  15. Mike Stephens
    Mar 30, 2009
    at 10:59 am

    Jesus I ask that you give us as Sponsors and the children we sponsor the courage to stand like Shammah did in II Samuel 23: 11-12
    “Next to [Eleazar] was Shammah son of Agee the Hararite. The Philistines were gathered at Lehi on a piece of ground full of lentils; and the [Israelites] fled from the Philistines.

    But he stood in the midst of the ground and defended it and slew the Philistines; and the Lord wrought a great victory.”

    help us to stand for one another and for YOU!!! Thank you Jesus!!! Hallelujah!!!

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