Mother’s Day is fast approaching.
As you celebrate your mom or the important women in your life, be sure to pray for women around the world who struggle to support their families.
Pray for women who are hungry -- According to Bread for the World, nearly half a billion females around the world do not have adequate nutrition for healthy lives, that’s 60% of people who are hungry.
Pray for mothers facing financial adversity -- The Center for Public Policy Priorities reports 42% of single-mother families in Texas live in poverty impacting their ability to provide adequate nutrition and housing for their families.
Pray for women experiencing loss -- According to UNICEF, 29,000 children under the age of 5 die every day, that’s 21 children each minute. Many of these deaths are caused by preventable illnesses. Additionally, 6.1% percent of women struggle with infertility in America.
Pray for guidance for mothers as they seek to raise their children in a way that honors Christ.
Strength and dignity are her clothing,
and she laughs at the time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom,
and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
She looks well to the ways of her household,
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her happy.
-- Proverbs 31:25-28, NRSV
This Mother’s Day, you can practically serve women around the world by helping provide food and job opportunities. Give to the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering and empower women like Terri in Dallas who went from prison to owning her own restaurant.
May we be a people who celebrate and honor women.