More than 20 million people are facing famine and more than 1.4 million children are already suffering from the most severe life-threatening form of malnutrition.
This Sunday, 21 May 2017, people of faith worldwide are joining together for the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine. This is our opportunity to make the crisis known, so that more people can effectively respond to this unprecedented moment of human suffering.
We believe we can use social media and the age of connectivity we live in to positively impact our world, while inspiring those in power to do the same. As you use your voice and creative gifts to share on social media, please use #PraytoEndFamine and see how others are responding on the global virtual prayer wall.
Here are 5 different ways you can make your sharing creative and inspirational!
1. Share an image of you and your community praying.
This could be of your family, your congregation, your church small group or even while meeting with friends at a favourite cafe.
2. Take a picture of your prayer written out on paper, or on a paper plate.
Do you enjoy calligraphy or journaling? On Instagram, post a pic of your prayer from your journal. You could even write your prayer on a paper plate like I did to encourage others to pray and reflect.
3. Post a video message calling others to pray and take action.
4. Simply post your prayer for others to see.
Sometimes it’s the simplicity of a short prayer that inspires others and shows that this crisis is one that everyone should be sharing and praying about.
5. Share how you are converting your prayer into further action to help.
For instance, I plan to place an empty plate every time I sit down for a meal in order to remember the 20 million people facing famine worldwide and to prompt me to give more generously. Be creative—make it your own!
By: Sarah Park, World Vision’s HungerFree
Join churches worldwide responding to this crisis through the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine, a broad coalition of more than 100 faith-based organisations representing 1 billion Christians.