This month’s prayer letter is a little different. It comes from the Apostle Paul. While in prison, Paul wrote to the church in Ephesus to encourage them in faith and unify them in love. The following prayer is an excerpt from Paul’s third chapter of Ephesians. We love that it can be a prayer for anyone of any age — even (or especially) a child. We pray this prayer for you, and we encourage you to pray it for children in poverty.

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Dear Prayer Partner,

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge — that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!

Amen. 

Praises

  • Praise God for providing 6-year-old Mychaela and her family with temporary shelter when their community flooded. Pray that they will receive the resources needed to repair their home.
  • Praise God that families whose homes were damaged by flood waters in Brazil were able to receive assistance in paying for temporary housing. We’re also grateful that the local church in the area is able to operate normally.
  • Praise God that despite heavy rains that damaged homes in Tanzania, no Compassion children were injured. Local churches provided affected families with food, temporary shelter and other supplies.