"My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me." John 17:20-21
Compassion-sponsored children have access to education, medical care, nutritious food and knowledge of the love of Jesus. They have been so blessed that many of them pray for their sponsors every day. Yet the children need prayer, too.
The following are prayer requests from the Ethiopia Country Office about the children, families, church partners and staff in Ethiopia:
- Please pray for the love of Jesus to be evident in the lives of children who are experiencing devastating circumstances because of poverty. Pray for God to use the church and the Compassion staff to help build the character of these children so they are not bound to the lies of poverty
- Pray for the children as they participate at the Compassion centers. Pray they will grow up rooted and grounded in Christ's love and with a willingness to serve Him.
- Please pray to the Lord on behalf of the many mothers who have recently given birth. Pray the Lord will equip the mothers and fathers as well as guide them to raise their babies well.
- Pray for the many children who are becoming orphans because of the HIV pandemic. May the Lord protect their hearts and minds as they walk through this loss.