Micah Challenge Prayer, Jan. 12, 2007

Prayer January 22, 2007

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

Reflection


Drawing on the story of the prophetess Debora
h, Amanda Jackson, coordinator of Micah Challenge , comments that Micah Challenge is more than a human “battle” against poverty. It is a spiritual battle for Godly values of justice - and it will be God’s victory.

Please mediate on this remarkable story in Judges 4 and 5.

‘In our campaigning, we can use all the usual methods to win support and move political mountains but we should not be surprised when God uses unusual people and methods to win the fight.’

Prayer

Please pray:


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 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

Target 2: Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger

'The worst-affected regions – sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia – have made progress in recent years. But their advances have not kept pace with those of the early 1990s, and the number of people going hungry is increasing. Of particular concern is Eastern Asia : in the early 1990s, the number of hungry people declined; but again it is on the rise.'

Source:
The Millennium Development Goals Report, United Nations, 2006

http://mdgs.un.org/unsd/mdg/Resources/Static/Products/Progress2006/MDGReport2006.pdf

Yours in Christ,

Regine, Jill and Michael

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