Micah Challenege Prayer, March 30, 2007

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Micah Challenge

Prayer and Reflection

Friday March 30, 2007

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


In this week before Easter, we are reflecting on 'A prayer of hope' that was written for Micah Challenge .

Jesus demonstrates in John 13, 1-17 his servant attitude that offers a new way of relating to each other and points to a new hope and vision.

'God of hope deliver us all from self-righteousness so that whilst we may call the world towards a different way, we might also, in your name, become the answer to the prayers of the silent, suffering, struggling ones.'


Let us pray:

§ That we will be humble enough to demonstrate a servant attitude in our personal but also in our organisational networking.

§ For the further developing of plans for Micah Challenge Blow the halftime whistle! campaign.

o Micah Challenge is organising a youth prayer and worship event in collaboration with other European Micah Challenge campaigns in Rostock 2-3 June, 2007, the weekend before the G8.

§ Please pray especially for Rolf Zwick and Daniel Rempe as they organise this event. Pray that it will bring greater awareness of poverty issues amongst young Christians in and will mobilise them into action.

o Micah Challenge campaigns all around the world as they plan their activities for 07/07/07.

§ Please pray for good and creative ideas and the necessary resources to put plans into action.

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 7: Ensure environmental sustainability

Target 10: Halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.

'The poorest households in many developing countries can spend as much as 10% of their income on water, while in the developed world spending more than 3% of earnings on water is seen as economic hardship. Indeed, the challenges of the water crisis are largely driven by fundamental inequalities….scarcity of water is not purely a physical or environmental deficit—it often reflects a lack of financial and political power.'

Source: UNDP, March 2007

Yours in Christ,

Regine, Jill and Michael

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