May 21, 2014 | 11:15 am
Posted by Former WECC Minister Rev. Jes Kast

Cry Out to God!

It has been one month and one week since the 276 Nigerian girls were abducted from their school. It’s been one month and one week since mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, brothers, and sisters have seen their family members. When I look at the children in our worship each week I think of this separation and my heart breaks. My prayers cry out to God “Save them!” Last week The Collegiate Churches of New York, along with our inter-religious friends around New York City, gathered together in prayer for the girls. We each had a number that represented one of the abducted girls. Muslims, Jews, Christians, Sikhs and others joined together in our various traditions to cry out to God to bring back the Nigerian girls.

Our prayers continue. We will not grow faint in praying for the girls. We must not grow faint! We must pray steadfastly for them and their safe return.

Jesus cared greatly for children. When the religious leaders wanted to push the kids away and ignore them, Jesus said “Let the little children come to me.” As the song goes, Jesus loves the little children of the world. Join me as we continue to pray for the missing Nigerian girls, today. Let our prayers never cease until these children are returned safely home. Let us pray without ceasing.

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