Day 14: Gang Violence

Every child deserves to walk through his neighborhood without fear, but gangs prey on the most vulnerable people. Most children Compassion serves in countries with high gang populations, such as El Salvador, live in dangerous environments where drug trafficking, abuse, gang recruitment and murders are common.

The Journey Prayer Guide: Gang Violence

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Pray that God would protect children from dangerous environments.


Pray that God would use His Church to transform communities into places of peace.


Pray that God would give pastors and parents approaches to keep their children from being recruited by and joining gangs.

“My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior — from violent people you save me.” — 2 Samuel 22:3

Has this helped you commit to pray for children to be safe from gang violence?

 


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