November 27 - Day Three
Galatians 3 verse 28: "There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus."
God of the entire universe, all people are made in your image. They are known by you and loved by you. All the resources of the world are yours. God, please bring your boundless resources to help ALL children and youth, especially girls around the world who are experiencing violence of any kind, and especially gender-based violence in education. Gender-based violence is a violation of human rights. You know each victim by name. We only hear of them, but you see all.
We pray for governments around the world to rule wisely and to make and enforce laws to protect them from violence. Please provide support agencies with the resources they need to provide for the necessary help. And please change the culture that permits, ignores, downplays or excuses violence in particular gender-based violence throughout the world. Please give your grace, comfort and healing to all those who fall victim to this ill. Amen.
We all have a role to play in ending gender-based violence in education! Therefore we should all work to ensure that all have access to a quality education. Let our local members of Congress and/or Parliament - through campaign messages - know that we believe that girls and boys around the world should have an education and that education should be improved for all.
Juditta Ellis, Province IX Representative to the NECW Board