Tomorrow is the International Day of Prayer. This is a great opportunity to share with our kids about the power of God and the universal mystery of talking to our Creator. Even though we do not see what is happening in other parts of the world, we need to lift up our brothers and sisters who have no religious freedom. The God who hears the prayer of our heart is able to move on behalf of those who have no voice. I would love for you to remember my little friend in China tomorrow. This is the boy I told you I met this summer. God took me to the other side of the world to meet him and be his voice. It is my prayer that God will give him a family.
At www.persecution.com you can read about those who are currently in jail for their faith. You can read the story of Damare, a Sudanese boy who was nailed to a board at 7 years old for sneaking out to go to a church service. And you can also print out kid friendly tips on how to pray for underground believers around the world. There are crossword puzzles, memory verses and stories of kids in several countries who are in danger for their faith. It is a three page download under "International Day of Prayer." As homeschoolers, we have a wonderful opportunity to work this into our daily lessons with our kids.
Let's remember to pray for our brothers and sisters tomorrow . No doubt many of them will be praying for us in America too!