July 26: 11 weeks or 76 days till 10.10.10, the Micah Challenge global day of prayer, promise and political impact
Our 10.10.10 prayer is based on the prayer of Nehemiah who fasted and prayed before approaching the king to ask for help for his people.
Each week, please read Nehemiah's prayer and the 10.10.10 prayer so that together we may proclaim God's mercy, justice and love that lasts through the generations.
Remember there is also a children's version of the prayer. Link to the children's prayer
If you can fast for the whole day or part of it or fast from certain foods, that would help us to hear God's voice and help to prepare us for 10.10.10.
If you have any words of encouragement or guidance from God, please pass them on to us all.
"The king said to me, 'What is it that you want?' Then I prayed to the God of heaven, and I answered the king, 'If it pleases the king and if your servant has found favour in his sight, let him send me to the city in Judah where my fathers are buried so that I can rebuild it.'" Nehemiah 2:4-6
Praise God that so far we have commitments from 12 national campaigns to visit over 500 politicians. We are half way to our target.
Let us ask God for the right level of boldness and graciousness when we speak with leaders. May we speak God's words.
Pray for leaders who are open - who like Nebuchadnezzar, listen with favour to our requests.
Please spend time praying with fellow staff for your plans and dreams for 10.10.10 - give them to God and let him multiply their effectiveness.
God bless and encourage you this week,
Joel, Vikki, Theresa and Amanda