Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Prayer on Global AIDS Awareness Day

What are you doing on December 1st? Wednesday is "World AIDS Day." It is important for reminding people that HIV has not gone away, and that there are many things still to be done to help people affected by HIV.  For us, on this day we continue to pray for our friends in Kenya and are further reminded of our call to go and serve.
According to UNAIDS estimates, there are now 33.3 million people living with HIV, including 2.5 million children. During 2009 some 2.6 million people became newly infected with the virus and an estimated 1.8 million people died from AIDS. The vast majority of people with HIV and AIDS live in lower- and middle-income countries. But HIV today is a threat to men, women and children on all continents around the world.
If you are not sure of how you can participate on this day, an appropriate step would be to pray for the people affected by HIV living in the slums of Nairobi and for the workers on the front lines impacting women, children and families for Christ.  Perhaps it will inspire you to take a greater step and get more involved in reaching out to people affected by HIV.

Luke 9:2 (ESV)

2 and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal.

Isaiah 1:17 (ESV)

17learn to do good;seek justice,
   correct oppression;
bring justice to the fatherless,
   plead the widow’s cause.