Be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.
World In Need wishes you a wonderful, peaceful Christmas!
As we celebrate the birth of Christ, pray for children we support: those born in poverty as He was, and those whom the world rejects and shames as it did Him. Pray for those in danger, persecuted and forced to flee their homes, as He was forced into Egypt. Pray that today’s children are held safe in His loving arms, and that the world will come to know how precious each one of them is.
We especially ask you to pray for:
Pakistan: for those who have been affected by the violence of recent years. Pray for all who are persecuted and placed in danger because of their faith.
Iraq and Syria: for peace to come to these benighted countries, that people who fled will be able to return, that neighbours will reconcile and begin the task of rebuilding their countries.
India: Pray for the people we work with in India. Pray that they, and our workers, can remain strong and healthy. Pray especially for those who live and work in and near Delhi, where pollution levels are dangerously high.
Please also continue to pray for the people of Kenya and Uganda. The rains were late, and then came in a deluge, destroying the harvest. Pray for all in danger of starvation, that they can find the help and sustenance they need until the new harvest is ready.