16 Days of activism: Wed 08 Dec:

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 08:07

16 Days...

16 Days...

Wednesday 8th December: Child marriage affects around 1 in 5 girls globally every year. Every year 12 million girls worldwide are married before the age of 18. That is 23 girls every minute and nearly 1 every 3 seconds. Loving father, we call for your protection for all those vulnerable to child marriage and those already trapped in a childhood marriage. We pray for a change in religious and cultural norms and that governments will outlaw this appalling practice.

Tuesday 7th December: In conflict zones, rape is being used as a weapon of war. Today as part of our 16 Days of Activism, we pray for the MU Literacy and Financial Projects in communities and refugee camps, where women are fleeing war and conflict. We pray for the women who lead and who attend these projects, that they may gain confidence and invaluable training to enhance their opportunities.

Monday 6th December: Loving Lord, today we give thanks that we can show our love for God and God’s people through our actions. Let us remember that everyone has a story and a life behind closed doors that we may not know. May we make eye contact with those whom we meet today and greet each one with a welcoming smile. Help us to listen to a woman today, believe in her and invest time in her.

Sunday 5th December: Today we pray that we may faithfully teach God’s Word and that it may not be used as a tool to damage and abuse. We pray that church communities work towards being safe places where survivors will be listened to and signposted to places of support.

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