Every parent knows what a challenge it can be to get their little ones and teens out of bed and get the day started.
But for children in poverty, rising with the sun can take on a whole different meaning. When parents work long hours just to buy a bit of food, children have to take on adult responsibilities.
Many of the children I’ve met build a fire, cook breakfast, and help their younger brothers and sisters get ready — all while the sky is still gray.
This month, I would ask you to join me in praying for those children who have had to grow up too fast. Who fall into bed exhausted, only to repeat the process the next morning.
While we may not be able to change their reality, we can support them in it.
- Will you pray that the staff would be a source of support and help, that children will wake up with feelings of hope instead of despair, and that rejoicing will come as the sun rises?
- Pray that these children will be surrounded by the presence of God, through the Church, the Compassion staff, and their sponsors — and that they will find renewed strength each morning.
Thank you again, for remembering these children in your prayers each month, and for praying them through the dark night and into the bright morning.
Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
— Psalm 30:5b, NIV
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