Christian Aid Week – 10 – 16 May 2020

Christian Aid Week

10 – 16 May 2020

At this time of Christian Aid week, we may not be able to meet together as we are used to doing – but we can worship and pray together, uniting us as Brothers and Sisters in Christ.

This year we focus on the difficulties faced by the poor people of Kenya, more especially the ‘dry lands’ which are the result of a national drought emergency in 2019, causing over 2.7 million people to be without adequate food.

This is a seven day devotional resource for you to follow each day throughout CA week. Each day there is a Scripture Reading and a short reflection, followed by a prayer and a thought for us to contemplate upon.

You are invited to read and reflect and then respond with prayer each day through Christian Aid Week.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters (Genesis 1 : 1-2).

In 2020 that same Spirit of God hovers over our Planet, which is facing a climate emergency.

People living in poverty are on the front line of this climate emergency. They are losing food, water, homes and family.

Every day, people walk further, dig deeper and build stronger to survive. Unrelenting, determined. They battle the worst of a climate crisis they did not create. This is deeply unjust.

As we walk through the story of Creation in this daily devotional, we invite you to learn, lament, reflect and respond together.

DAY 1 – Sunday 10th May

DAY 2 – Monday 11th May

DAY 3 – Tuesday 12th May

DAY 4 – Wednesday 13th May

DAY 5 – Thursday 14th May

DAY 6 – Friday 15th May

DAY 7 – Saturday 16th May

For the past seven days, we have journeyed from awe to lament, from hope to joy, and we have had the chance to respond in thought and Prayer.

Thank you for following the Devotion and we hope and pray that you have gained a better insight into the difficulties faced by the people  of Kenya ~

As our friends in Kenya say : “Asante Sana ! ” (Thank you very much!).

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Let us pray ~

Heavenly Father, Lord of Heaven and Earth, give us understanding, compassion and  a willing heart to help those who suffer because of our abuse of the world which you gave us to live in and care for. We apologise that our stewardship has been wanting in a desire to stretch the worlds resources almost to breaking point.

Bless Rose, Florence, Rosalia, bless their families – and  bless all who are affected by  climate change as they struggle to provide the necessary food to feed themselves and their loved ones.

May we, who have plenty, do what we can to help them, be it financially or in our prayers.

Hear our heartfelt prayers loving Father for we bring them to you in the name of our dear sweet, precious Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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This year, Christian Aid is focusing on climate injustice.

We have seen the plight of our brothers and sisters in Kenya – and sadly, their story is repeated around the world.

With every gift, with every voice, with every prayer, we help to stop this climate crisis.

Please help if you can.

You can find out more information at www.christianaid.org.uk

To DONATE go to – www.christianaid.org.uk and click on the red button on top right of this webpage.

OR   Go to  https://envelope.christianaid.org.uk

Email : info@christian-aid.org

Or telephone 020 7620 4444.

Thank you and may God bless you.

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Revelation 21:6

6” Then He said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life.”

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Rev Iain Ramsden

Locum Minister at the Old Kirk, Kilmacolm

2020.

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 This Devotional resource is based on the Christian Aid

‘A seven-day devotional’ booklet’

Produced for Christian Aid Week 202