Christian Aid Week: 10th – 16th May, 2021

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.

Christian Aid is the Church’s agency working to support sustainable development, eradicate poverty, support civil society and provide disaster relief. this last year, Christian Aid has been under huge pressure with the consequences of Covid 19 and the accelerating effects of global warming.

Christian Aid Week is our opportunity as Christians to do three things:

  1. To find out more about the human problems existing around the world
  2. To find time to put all these problems to our God in prayer
  3. To commit what we can afford to support the work of Christian Aid.

An example of Christian Aid Action: watch this 2 minute video (click the picture below to go to it)

A Prayer:

How long, O Lord,
can we hide our faces from the headlines of violence and tragedy?
How long, O Lord,
will communities in Myanmar be displaced by conflict?
How long, O Lord,
will the children of the Caribbean be battered by hurricanes?
How long, O Lord,
will the people of Mexico live with threat of tsunami from earthquakes?
How long, O Lord,
will South Asia experience devastating floods?
How long, O Lord,
must the soul of humanity bear the pain of trauma and loss,
and have sorrow in its heart all day long?
Consider and answer us, O Lord our God!
Give protection to all those living in fear of death.
Give strength to endure so tragedy will not prevail.
Give guidance to decision makers who are on the ground.
Give compassion to hearts weary with fatigue.
We trust in your steadfast love,
our hearts will rejoice in your salvation,
as we participate in your kingdom restoration praying,
acting and giving bountifully
with all those preparing and repairing
what violence, hurricane, earthquake and flood is destroying.
How long, O Lord,
will we bring our prayers of lament to you?
In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord we pray.