To teach people to pay attention to the news and
current events going on and making them a matter of prayer.
Instruction for a group experience:
Talk about our responsibility as Christians to pray
for our world. Take a newspaper and read through some of the headlines on the
front page. Where applicable, point out the areas where we have missionaries
and the situations that may be affecting them. Divide into small groups of
three or four and give each group a section of the newspaper to use for their
prayer list. Have the group go through their section—making each headline a
matter of prayer.
Pray through the newspaper. The paper is full of
needs, crises, hurts, and troubles that should cause the heart of the Christian
Caution against subtle indifference in our attitudes
toward suffering humanity—or, at the very least, a sense of helplessness. But
there is something we can do. We can pray.
Each of the news stories represents lives, real people
who are hurting, desperate, and in need of intervention from God.
Read the paper with the eyes and heart of Christ,
and ask God to mercifully intervene.
If there is a famine—pray for food and water to be
Where there is bloodshed—pray for peace.
Story about the president—pray for our government
Time: Suggestion would be 30 minutes to start with
and see where this practice takes you and begin to notice its impact on your
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