Pray With Us and For Us
You are invited to join others across the country and the globe to help pray for children leaving in the abject poverty and those who are dedicated to fight for the cause of the poor.
We covet your prayers for those in need, for Pefa Oloikarra CYDC, and our staff as we walk alongside those who are on their journey from poverty to life in all its fullness.
By joining Pefa Oloikarra Prayer Team, you will receive a monthly email that guides prayer points for urgent requests, and links to other ways you can care for children in need.
Thank you for joining our Prayer Team. Your prayers will make a difference!
Pray for faith.
We do what we can to give our children a steady diet of the truth, but at some point they must embrace a relationship with God on their own. (Luke 2:52 “Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and all the people.” John 10:27 “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”)
Pray for health.
It’s something that moms of healthy kids naturally take for granted, but that moms of kids with serious health challenges value above all else. (Psalm 103:2-3 “Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases…”)
Pray for friendships.
Good friends are an important part of your child’s social and emotional development, and can play a major role in shaping their views. (Proverbs 12:26 “The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.”)
Pray for a future.
Children living in abject poverty most of the time don’t know and cannot predict there future. Pray for what they are going thru may not affect their future. Pray now for their preparation for what lies ahead and God’s blessing. (Jeremiah 29:11 “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”)
Pray for character.
A child with a strong sense of right and wrong will make better choices and be spared many of the potential sorrows of poorer ones. Pray that they will embrace a life of integrity and goodness, even in childhood. (1 Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”)
Pray for safety.
Even as they suffer playground bullies and struggle to ride a two-wheeler, asking for God’s hand of protection—physical, emotional and spiritual—over your child is always a good idea. (Psalm 4:8 “I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.” Proverbs 18:10 “The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.”)
Pray for purity.
For children, the battle for purity is largely a battle for their minds: keeping the multitude of negative influences and ideas that are shouted at them daily by the media at bay. Pray for God’s guidance and help in keeping your kids pure in thought and deed. (Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”)
Pray for their Sponsors and all Compassion
We pray for compassion and all the staff for coming up with the It’s hard to articulate to younger children why the things of the world are fleeting, and that eternal things are those you can build a meaningful life around. Pray for God to show you how to live this idea daily in front of them and for them to be able to understand it. (Matthew 5:16 “In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”)