Most students are aware of world events through the news and other media sources, even if they don’t know exactly where-in-the-world these events are taking place, nor what they mean. Furthermore many students have relatives and friends living in nations around the world. This activity encourages students to pray for those situations, and for those relatives and friends.
The equivalent of ten jumbo-jet loads of men, women and children are trafficked (bought and sold) within their own countries and across international borders every day. They are bought and sold as slaves, into sexual exploitation, forced begging, sweat shops, etc. This activity encourages students to consider the terrible reality of people trafficking and suggests ways to pray and to respond further.
People of most faiths believe that God sometimes speaks through the words and actions of particular people (whether they believe in God or not). These people are usually called ‘prophets’. This activity encourages students to imagine what God might say to the world, their nation, their town, even their school or family and friends.
The newspapers are often full of bad news… wars and natural disasters, financial crises and serious crimes. It is easy to become numb to the news, to become anaesthetised to the awful things happening in our world. This activity encourages students to think about what they can see and read in the news, and to respond to it. To pray is to believe that things can change.