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Join us in Prayer

The international Salvation Army is being called to prioritise prayer, specifically for justice on behalf of women and girls.

In every context of injustice females suffer most. Globally, women do three times more unpaid care work than men. The gap is largest in Northern Africa and Western Asia, but it exists in every region. Globally one in two women who are murdered are murdered by a male partner or family member. 71 per cent of all trafficking victims globally are females.

Our hearts anguish to see the images and read the headlines. We cry out for justice in the streets, and before God in prayer.

We cry for justice because of the image of God in every human being, the God revealed in Jesus Christ, the One who loves justice, and works justice for all the oppressed (Psalm 33:5; 103:6).

Will you join us in seeking justice together, by crying out to God in prayer for justice in the earth, following the example of the persistent widow as described by Jesus? ‘And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?’ (Luke 18:7 NIVUK)

Resources

You may find these resources helpful as you reflect on these issues.

Weekly Reflection

 

SDG 4: Education for all

 

SDG 5: Gender equality

 

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

 

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

 

SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

 

SDG 9: Industry innovation and infraestructure

 

SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

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Discussion

Here is a space to talk about the issues behind this call, how you are hearing God's voice, and how you are feeling called to respond. Share with us any Bible verses or other resources that you find useful.