Carry the Cross
- WEEK 4 -

Read and Reflect

Scripture Reading: John 9:1-41

In John 9, Jesus heals the man who was blind from birth.

Reflection:

This week, get up a little bit earlier than usual and spend five minutes praying to God for people you know who are sick. Pray that God would heal their bodies and reveal his glory in their lives. Remember to pray for the orphans and vulnerable children helped through this campaign too!

Verse to Memorize

For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light — for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true.

Ephesians 5:8-9

Fundraising Activity

““Strands of Prayer”

Create rosaries using the colors of the Kenyan flag (see explanation at right). The black and red beads represent Christ’s death and shed blood, while the green beads tell of resurrection and new life. These beautiful pieces literally allow us to “carry the cross,” reminding us to lift the poor up in prayer. Sell these rosaries for $2 apiece, and have the children explain their meaning.

Fact and Prayer

Around the world, 70.8 million people are displaced due to war, violence and persecution; half of them are children.

(UNHRC, 2019)

Father, we lift up the millions of children around the world who have been affected by war in places such as Afghanistan and South Sudan. Put a hedge of protection around these precious children so that no harm will come to them. Comfort them and help them to not be afraid of what is going on around them. Give them peace knowing that you are in control of their desperate situations, and bring peace to their lands. We ask all this in your holy name, Lord. Amen.