It is half time to halve poverty. In the year 2000, the government of Zambia and 188 other nations made a promise – to halve poverty by 2015 through the Millennium Development Goals. 2007 is half time to meeting that promise.
Micah Challenge has produced a free Prayer and Study Series to help individuals, groups and churches to reflect on the MDGs in the lead up to half time and the official launch of Micah Challenge Zambia on 07/07/07.
This 7 week series has two sections:
- 7 Stories and Prayers from around the world that should take 10 minutes during a service, school assembly, Bible study or home group. Click here to download the 7 Stories and Prayers (PDF)
A PowerPoint presentation, which has words and images for each week, could help you present each section. An English version will be available soon at www.micahchallenge.org.
- 7 Bible Study/Reflection units focusing on the theme of Pentecost, Justice and the Holy Spirit. These are designed for individual use, but are also suitable for use in small groups, and could provide an excellent resource for pastors wishing to develop a sermon series on this theme. Click here to download 7 Bible Studies and Reflections (PDF)
The contributions for these materials have come from leading theologians and social justice practitioners from four different continents around the world. This gives us a unique collection of studies which centre around God’s heart for the poor and His desire for His church to act as their advocates.
This is an opportunity for God’s people to be linked globally in prayer throughout the half time period from Pentecost to 07/07/07. Whatever you do, we urge you to pray and keep on praying, that God’s Kingdom would be expanded and that the church would stand for righteousness and justice in every aspect of life.