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Daily devotionals: day ten (Saturday 19 May)

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Read Psalm 46

#Silence

Reflect 

In today’s world, what are the main challenges faced by the poorest people?

Haiti is one of the poorest countries on Earth. It’s vulnerable to natural disasters and climate change is only making this worse. Poverty makes it so much harder for communities to weather any challenges.

Psalm 46 describes immense troubles, but it ends with ‘be still and know that I am God!’ It promises that God is always there to help, providing refuge, security and peace.

Respond

Vilia found refuge, security and peace in the new house that our partner built. This was only possible through the love people like you showed for your neighbours.

Vilia prays for others in Haiti who still need our help: ‘God, Haiti is in your hands, the children are in your hands, Jesus, you are the one who knows what you are capable of doing for us.’ 

Find a place where you can see a brick, or hold one in silence. Pray with Vilia. Pray for Marcelin and others in Haiti who are displaced, and ask God that they too might have a home, and soon.