DAY 5 – Monday June 6, 2011
…Give us this day our daily bread…
• for the basic needs of food, water and health care for the poor, for the sick, for refugees and for children.
• that God’s people would become, by His Spirit’s help, agents of healing and change, bringing forth the abundance, justice and peace that God desires.
• for God’s people to break patterns of poverty in their communities, fulfilling God’s promise of blessing amidst all peoples.
• for Christians to act with compassion and persistence to eradicate diseases and to serve well in the aftermath of epidemics such as HIV/AIDS.
Days 5 – 6
a call to HOPE
“Then the LORD will be jealous…and take pity on His people…Be not afraid…be glad and rejoice. Surely the LORD has done great things.” — Joel 2:18, 21
Read Joel 2:18-22. We can be zealous to repent because God is so jealous for His name and for His people. Because of God’s great love, our repenting should be bold and fearless. Our God will contend with the forces that devastate our communities. As great as the evil may be, God will do even greater things. Such hope brings joy as we sincerely turn to God, knowing that He desires to bring great goodness throughout the earth, transforming our cities, restoring our economies and healing our lands.
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