Today I’m going to pray. Today I’m going to pray that slaves are freed. I have a lot going on today. I’m still captain of a Relay team, still helping with my son’s boy scout troop, still working a part-time job and taking three master’s level classes.
I’m also planning a move and working on my mother’s estate. But right now, I’m going to join the Global Prayer Gathering (GPG) sponsored by the International Justice Mission (IJM).
The International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. The GPG is going on today through Sunday.
Sometimes we feel like there’s nothing we can do to help others. We may not have the money or a lot of time. But we can pray.
The Global Prayer Gathering is bringing together friends and IJM staff from around the world to engage in the work of justice through prayer. They say, “Through storytelling, worship and reflection, we will celebrate God’s faithfulness over the past 15 years of IJM’s work, and we will ask for his continued intervention to bring rescue and restoration to those who are still being oppressed.”
You can watch the GPG live or see sessions at your leisure in the On Demand section. You can join the chat room or check them out on Twitter using hashtag #GPG2013.
But whether you join them or not, will you pray?