We pray for the Rainbows, Brownies and Guides at St Martin’s and their sisters worldwide today on World Thinking Day, when members of the Girl Guide and Girl Scout Association around the world learn about each other and reaffirm their commitment to international friendship and support. Their theme for 2014 is achieving universal primary education. Their messages for this theme are: “Every girl has the right to learning so she reaches her fullest potential” and ”Education opens doors for all girls and boys”, based on UN Millennium Development Goal 2. Father, we pray that they will be successful in fundraising to enable grants to be given to 5 new focus countries worldwide, to help towards this goal.
We pray for all children in our world longing for education: those for who walk miles to school each day, those in classes with over a hundred other children, those who do not even have basics such as pencils and paper, those who have to work instead to help support their families and for girls and sometimes boys denied education by extremists. We pray for support from countries, organisations and individuals to give all children the right and opportunity to attend school. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer