A Week of Prayer To Combat a Season of Hunger

By: Kaitlyn Miller

Right now, millions of people in Malawi are unsure of how they will feed themselves and their families. The U.N. estimates that over 2.8 million people will go hungry this year in Malawi due to the devastating floods and drought which swept the country. 

Hunger has many faces but one key solution; prayer!

Hunger has many faces but one key solution; prayer!

In my American bubble, when I first think of hunger I think, 'Oh, the feeling I get when I am REALLY ready to get home for dinner.' No. True hunger which Malawians are facing is gripping and painful. I have never known real hunger but sadly that is not the case for so many. Thousands of Malawians are already cutting back to one meal a day to try to extend waning resources; but sadly, hard work and being resourceful will simply not be enough. 

So, we are taking a stand. A stand against hunger... that begins on our knees.

It's time to answer the call to action and join us in the fight against hunger. We believe God's promise to provide for his children and we are standing with our Malawian friends to ask the Lord for his provision.

We are taking this next week (October 25- October 31) to set aside time to pray. Click the button below to sign up for a day to join us. We are asking you dedicate your day to seeking God's provision for our children and friends. If you are able to fast during prayer, we ask that you do so.

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Just as the Bible tells us in James, The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. We have many ways we can take action in response to this time of need but none of them are as powerful and effective as seeking God's help on behalf of those we love.

As you know, prayer is not just telling God what we need; it is just as much listening and praising as it is asking. If, in your time of seeking God, you are prompted to take further action for Malawi look at our previous two blogs to learn of additional ways we are addressing the hunger situation.

Click below to see scripture prayers we are praying over Malawi and to download your own copy to use in your prayer time.

If you would like to pray for our children by name the sponsorship page is a great place to start. Click on the link below to go to our sponsorship page and see some of the hundreds of children we serve.

Posted on October 23, 2015 and filed under Engage.