How Can Good Friends Help Break the Cycle of Poverty?

Two young girls sit inside on a step in front of a red wall, smiling.

This International Day of Friendship, join us in celebrating friendship by learning how important friendship is to children living in poverty — and praying for those special friendships.

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Brokenness Before God

Brokenness Before God: A teenage girl sits, with a solemn look on her face, wearing a white and black striped shirt

The word “brokenness” refers to the state of surrender and defeat we experience when hardship comes into our usually steady and painless life. No one enjoys the feeling of brokenness, but the powerful benefits it brings to our spiritual growth are immense.

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A boy in Burkina Faso wearing a green and blue checked shirt holds his hands together in praying while smiling at the camera. He is in a classroom surrounded by other children praying.

How to Pray with Compassion on This National Day of Prayer

This Thursday, May 2, is the National Day of Prayer. Prayer is a critical part of Compassion’s ministry. We believe it is key in releasing children from poverty! As the National Day of Prayer approaches, we want to not only pray for our country, but for the countries around the world where Compassion works. Will you join us in this effort?

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10 Prayers of Children That Will Melt Your Heart

10 Prayers of Children That Will Melt Your Heart

The prayers of children are ever so simple yet ever so profound.

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4 NEW Ways to Pray for the Child You Sponsor in 2019!

4 NEW Ways to Pray for the Child You Sponsor

If your prayers are starting to lose weight and emotion, these NEW ideas on how to pray for the child you sponsor will help you deepen your talks with God.

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De-Childproofing Checklist: How to Welcome Children in Your Life

De-Childproofing Checklist: How to Welcome Children in Your Life

When you welcome a child into your life, you can forever change theirs. But where should you start? Here are some simple “de-childproofing” tips to help!

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If I Give All I Have to the Poor, But Have Not Love… Love in the Bible

If I Give All I Have to the Poor, But Have Not Love…

Isn’t giving to people living in poverty always accompanied and motivated by love? The Bible indicates otherwise. Here are three things that can motivate us to give that aren’t prompted by love — and why that matters.

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QUIZ: How are You Uniquely Wired to Help People in Poverty?

QUIZ: How are You Uniquely Wired to Help People in Poverty?

We’re all specially gifted to serve others in our own creative ways. This quiz will reveal how you’re uniquely wired to help people in poverty!

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5 Powerful Prayers for Children Affected by Poverty

You want to pray for children to be released from poverty. But where would you even start? Here are five powerful prayers you can make.

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How We See Love This Valentine's Day

This Is How We See Love on Valentine’s Day

At Compassion, we see some exceptional examples of love that inspire us and make smiling simply irresistible. This Valentine’s Day, we wanted to share some of our favorites with you. We see love in…

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How Do You Pray for the Child You Sponsor?

I Thank My God Every Time I Remember You

Do you have someone in your life who prays for you? A parent or a best friend who regularly cries out on your behalf? Now let’s flip that. Do you have someone in your life who you pray for? Where does the child you sponsor fit in that equation?

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5 Ways to Build a Relationship With the Child You Sponsor and Why It Matters

5 Ways to Build a Relationship With the Child You Sponsor

The relational aspect of sponsorship is not just important in getting people to become sponsors. It is important throughout the sponsorship journey because love is best shown in a relational context.

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