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7 Ways to Pray 1. Bath Time = Clean Water » Nearly 1.1 billion people are without access to clean water —that’s more than the combined populations of North America and the European Union. Without access to clean drinking water, children are at a much higher risk for lifethreatening diseases like diarrhea, intestinal worms, and cholera. 2. Off to Work = Child Labor » The U.S. national minimum wage is $5.85 per hour. Many children worldwide earn less than $1 a day, if they are even paid at all. About 176 million children work in ways that are likely to harm their health, safety, or moral development.

And prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. … The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

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—James 5:15-16

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3. Lunch Time = Hungry Kids » McDonald’s serves 47 million people worldwide each day. Nearly three times that number of children go hungry, leaving them undernourished, vulnerable to disease, and prone to stunted growth. 4. News Break = Education » There are twice as many children worldwide without education—93 million—as there are Americans who have a four-year college degree. Without education, these children are might wind up in menial jobs, struggling to provide for themselves and their families. 5. Heading Home = Displaced Children » The number of displaced people in the world is decreasing, but there are still an estimated 9.25 million children who have been forced to leave their homes by violence or disaster. That’s 2.5 times more children than there are homeless people in the United States.

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6. Take a Vitamin = Medical Access » Every year, nearly 15 times more children die of readily preventable diseases than Americans who are killed by heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Many children lack access to health care simply because they are poor. 7. Bed Time = Orphans » There are more than twice the number of orphans in the world than children under age 15 in the U.S. The orphan prevalence rate is increasing in Africa, largely due to the AIDS pandemic. ■

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Seven Ways to Pray  

An article that explores everyday actions that serve as a reminder to pray for children around the world

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