The season of Advent can be an invitation to prepare your heart and reflect on your faith journey. Through this Advent prayer guide, learn from the faith of the women in the story of Jesus’ birth and how they were called by God to live lives of influence.
You won’t find the word “refugee” in the Bible, but there are principles in God’s Word for how his people are to treat those who are called “strangers,” “foreigners,” and “sojourners” in our translations. In Matthew 25, Jesus says that how we treat “strangers” indicates whether or not we are his followers. Disciples’ behavior should include hospitality to strangers. And the New Testament epistles use the term “strangers” as a metaphor for our status before we professed faith in Jesus Christ.
Pray for West Africa: Pray for political and economic stability, maternal and child health, and sponsored children.
Fragile contexts destabilize children’s lives. Plead to God for children’s protection, peace, good governance, and hope-filled futures.