God made man for a purpose and that purpose is given by the catechism; the
answer is, "To glorify God and to enjoy Him forever." God made us to be
worshipers. That was the purpose of God in bringing us into the world.
The prayers and supplications that Christ offered up were, joined with
strong cries and tears, herein setting us example not only to pray, but to
be fervent and importunate in prayer.
"During the days of His life on earth, Y'shua offered up both prayers and
petitions, with loud cries and tears, to the One who was able to save Him
out of death; and He was heard because of His reverent submission to God."
How many dry prayers, how few wet ones, do we offer up to God!
Pray for the Children of the
FORCED CHILD MARRIAGE
Child marriage, which often includes mail order and internet brides, is one
of the most widespread - yet hidden - forms of slavery. Girls as young as
four are forced to live and have sex with their husband, and are often kept
Girls under 15 are five times more likely to die during pregnancy and
childbirth than women over 20. In Afghanistan more than half of all girls
are married before they are 16.
At any one time across the world, around 1.8 million children are being
abused through prostitution, child pornography and sex tourism.
In the UK there are 5,000 child prostitutes. 75% of them are girls.