Advent calendar prayer and reflection for 6 December
“There is one thing I ask of the Lord, for this I long, to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.”
Matthew 7:21, 24-27
The Psalmist longs to live in the house of the Lord all the days of his life. How wonderful that would be. To be with God in a place of glory, wonder and abundance.
Who doesn’t long to have somewhere wonderful to live? Don’t we all want a home where we can live with our loved ones in peace and comfort?
Many women around the world, however, struggle to keep their homes from being reclaimed if they are widowed. Some face eviction by their late husband’s family.
When Garmah’s husband died, she and her four children faced the threat of being thrown out of their own home.
Our local experts in Liberia, where Garmah lives, worked with her and proved she had a right to the property she had shared with her husband and children. Now she and her children are living happily together – without the threat of eviction hanging over them.
Garmah said: “I feel safe, my children have a place to rest their head and I can make a garden to feed them and myself.
“God sent redeemers to fight for my land rights. I am overfilled with joy.”
Lord, our light and our help, our hope is in you. We all long for somewhere to call home. Show us the way to work together so that this longing may be fulfilled for all your children. Amen.
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