PrayerConnect for May 24, 2016

Have I “Really” Prayed?

As I was throwing part of my uneaten lunch away yesterday, I received an email from Compassion Services International (an endorsed ministry of the UPCI), asking for donations for a severe food shortage in South Sudan as well as Burkina Faso. People are literally starving to death.  I cannot begin to explain what this email did to me.

While I do consistently pray for those without food, have I “really” prayed?  Have I prayed like I would pray if I was starving or perhaps my mother was without something to eat?

Will you join me this week in praying for those who are without proper nutrition?  Kind of blows my mind in this day and time that over one million children die of severe malnutrition every year.  And about 21,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes, according to the United Nations. That is over 7 1/2 million people each year. Let’s pray that world-wide hunger will end.  Join me in praying for the missionaries in South Sudan and Burkina Faso. (the Groves and the Cantrells)   Missionary Groves has reported that people are literally eating leaves in South Sudan to try to stay alive.

Let’s bombard heaven on behalf of this crisis.  I believe prayer changes things.

Lisa Marshall
Strategic Prayer Coordinator