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Meditate on the Statistics
Goal 4: Reduce child mortality
‘…despite many achievements, the problem of child mortality is no less poignant today than it was 25 years ago ….. Every day, on average, more than 26,000 children under age five die around the world, mostly from preventable causes. Nearly all of them live in the developing regions or, more precisely, in 60 developing countries. Although half of the world’s regions are on track to meet MDG 4, many countries have fallen behind and will need to accelerate progress considerably to meet the goal.’
God, we praise you for your unlimited strength and ability to change and transform people and situations. We offer up ourselves to be used in your work in this world.
Our prayer focus this week is for the continuing difficult political and social situation in Kenya following its recent election:Micah Challenge International Board member, Fidelis Wainaina, writes:‘Please pray that the real issues will be identified and addressed. Pray for the integrity of the Kenyan parliament; that our political leaders will strive to develop systems that foster justice and the well-fare of the nation and its people.
Please also pray for the church leaders involved in the mediation process that they will have wisdom and courage to speak out beyond the issues of tribalism and about justice, democracy and reconciliation, countering the prevailing violence.
We give thanks for the grass roots churches that are involved in serving the displaced people and meeting peoples’ needs. Please pray that they can continue to be proactive and make this our way of life.’
Reflecting on the statistic below: we praise God for achievements that have been made to reduce child mortality but we are shocked that 26,000 children still die each day from mostly preventable causes. We pray for strong national health systems so that parents and their children will be able to access good health care.
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