Our Voices Raised

Our Voices Raised

Prayer is a vital part in our efforts to see change in the world. Through prayer, we place our faith in the unfailing character of God, who is full of justice and grace.

  • Prayer brings our hearts closer to the heart of God, especially as it concerns the impoverished. God’s grace inspires us to strive for justice when we pray.
  • Prayer sustains us as we seek to overcome the injustice of the world that is sometimes so big it paralyzes us.
  • Prayer empowers us to be agents of social change.
  • Prayer reminds us that real people, beloved children of God, are behind every staggering statistic.
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A Prayer for Clarity: Advocacy and Integral Mission

A Prayer for Clarity: Advocacy and Integral Mission

by Gary A. Haugen

As the church of Jesus Christ enters its third millennium, there are many who find themselves on the cusp of a powerful, new insight. The church is perceiving that hurting people not only need the word and bread, they need a voice as well. This work of providing a voice for the voiceless is referred to by many as the ministry of advocacy. Advocacy is a response to the biblical exhortation of Proverbs 31:8-9.

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,

for the rights of all who are destitute.

Speak up and judge fairly;

defend the rights of the poor and needy.

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