Pray for the protection of child brides. “But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you” (Ps. 5:11).
Pray for God’s view of marriage — as between one man and one woman — to be embraced. Pray that abstinence education will be taught and lived out in cultures around the world. (Heb. 13:4)
Pray for the continuing decline of child marriage around the world. In the last 10 years, the number of child brides has dropped from 25% to 21% globally.
Pray for child brides suffering from domestic violence. Many find themselves victims of physical, sexual, verbal and emotional abuse. (Ps. 140:1)
Pray for girls from poor households and rural areas who are at greater risk of becoming child brides. Many of these brides have little or no education.
Pray for women who married as children and have been abandoned, divorced or widowed. Pray for their provision, support and encouragement as they raise their young families.
Pray for the continuing cooperation of global, regional, national and local governmental agencies to work toward the elimination of child, early and forced marriages. (Dan. 2:21)
This month we are praying for child brides. Join our teammates at ERF in Wetzlar, Germany as they pray.
Pray for child brides to have access to Women of Hope programs to encourage them spiritually and provide practical wisdom in raising their families.
Pray for God to move in the hearts and minds of communities and cultures to change their beliefs and practices regarding child marriage.
Pray for husbands who have married child brides to love them and treat them with dignity and respect. “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her” (Eph. 5:25-27).
This month we are praying for the education of women and girls around the world. Join our teammates in Romania as they pray.
Father, guide us in your truth and teach us, for you are God our Savior, and our hope is in you all day long. (Ps. 25:4-5)
Jesus, help us to remain faithful to your teaching so that we will know your truth and it will set us free. (John 8:31-32)
Lord, protect girls from being raped, beaten or killed while traveling to school or living in student lodging. You are their hiding place; protect them from trouble. (Ps. 32:7)
Lord, we pray for the elimination of forced marriages, which cause girls to drop out of school or run away to avoid them.
Lord, we pray community leaders will see the importance of providing clean water and toilet facilities in schools for girls to use.