Signing up for Food for the Hungry’s April 19 Prayer and Praise Facebook event is a great way to change the world. We’ll provide you with specific prayer requests for children, communities, and countries worldwide. If you’re a child sponsor with FH, we invite you to pray for your sponsored child. If you’re not a sponsor, you can pray your way around the world.
Does this sound too simple to be true, that you can change the world by just one day of prayer? Here’s why your prayer makes a difference:
Prayer changes the world immediately.
Have you ever heard of the butterfly effect? It’s the theory that when a butterfly flaps its delicate wings, it could start winds that become a tornado. Each time you ask God to help change a child’s life, you fight against all the forces of poverty in the world that rob a child of his or her God-given potential. You can’t see all the connections between your prayer and the defeat of the evil that enslaves children in spiritual and physical poverty. But small actions like a time of prayer can unleash mighty winds of change.
When you pray, your own heart transforms.
You may think your prayer only affects the child living in a distant land. But it affects you, too. When you pray for a child or community in places like Bolivia, Ethiopia, or Cambodia, you make yourself vulnerable to caring for others. You may find that suddenly articles about those countries seem to magically appear in your Facebook feed. You may meet someone from a country you just prayed for. Coincidence? Probably not. It’s God working in you and through you, to help you become an advocate for children growing up in poverty.
When you pray, you join a mighty community.
That’s why FH wants to provide a space for supporters like you to pray, with Prayer and Praise Day. Ask your friends and family to join us too, by inviting them to the event. Praying together binds us together, so we aren’t fighting poverty alone. Bringing hope and justice to the hard places in the world is tough work – you need a support system so you don’t become discouraged.
We cherish every one of you who joins us in supporting our efforts to end poverty worldwide. We can’t do the work without you. Your prayers for the children we work with, make a huge difference.
You can register for the event here!