Before we head out in the misty rain bundled from the cold, before we fire the ovens for the turkey and the cakes, before we choose our festive clothing and raise the Christmas tree. . .
a quiet moment comes. . .
in the library this morning. . .
where we commit our day and our Holy Days to Him. . .
we Pray Thanks. . .
we Live Thanks. . .
God is using Compassion International to show us the way. . . to Give Thanks. . .away.
Will you join us in praying for the Philippines today. . .and perhaps Give some Thanks Away?
Every day we cannot keep crying and praising God for answering prayers that you and thousands others are praying from many countries in the world.
We used to cry because we felt overwhelmed and helpless.
Now we cry because we have seen that the needs are gradually being met.
There is a big challenge that remains through the relief and rehab process. Please continue to pray with us.
Pray that there will be sustained efforts to protect the children and women who are most vulnerable in times of disasters. Pray that God will stop any outbreak of cholera, dengue and other epidemics.
Pray that the makeshift tents and relocation areas will be protected from those child trafficking syndicates who pretend to offer help but who will induce the parents to give up their children in the guise of adoption.
Pray that the clearing and cleaning up of debris from roads and cities will be expedited so that there will be easy access for help and relief to the people living in the most remote towns.
Pray that there will be a concerted effort among evangelical churches, denominations and Christian NGOs and ministries to come up with a comprehensive relief and rehabilitation collaborative effort. Pray that all political barriers will be overcome so that the country will see the Body of Christ at work, preaching Christ in word and deed, caring for the widows and orphans.
In Jesus' Name, pray. . .