prayer movement extends globally
||Seen here the
children of Barbados with Maureen Bravo lifting the world in a
net of prayer.
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170 representatives of children's prayer networks from 50 nations
gathered in Malaysia for a unique global consultation. It was a time
to hear corporately from God and share experiences and strategies
in encouraging children to become agents of transformation through
prayer for their communities, nations and the world.
There seems to be a true prayer revival among children in many countries
in the world. A move of prayer in an Indian children's home came after
the girls there were challenged to read and memorise Bible verses,
and God showed them the truth and reality of his Word. Children see
remarkable answers to prayer, as God 'chooses the weak things of the
world to shame the strong' (1 Corinthians 1:27), and He values children's
humility, openness, eagerness and faith.
One of the organizers of the consultation said: "We were reminded
of how strategic children's prayers can be, and that God uses their
praises 'to silence the foe and the avenger' (Psalm 8:2). Children's
prayer should not be limited to 'close-to-home' matters - we need
to equip young people to pray for global issues such as politics,
children at risk, HIV/AIDS and so on. As they take up the authority
that God gives them, we will see amazing change. We were encouraged
by stories of God raising up children regarded as the 'least' in society,
turning their lives around as Christians support them, and using them
powerfully in prayer."
Seen below the children of Barbados putting their
hands to the net of
themselves were an integral part of the consultation, and the
organizers stress that children should not be segregated from
adults, but be fully recognized as part of the Body of Christ.
They want to develop the children's prayer movement hand in
hand with the existing prayer movement in all regions of the