Standing in the Gap — no.4d
— prayer for children accused of being witches.
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the servant of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16–17 (ESV)
Communication strategy to strengthen the message to communities.
A significant aspect of our work at SCWA is around effectively communicating with leaders and influencers who are part of communities affected by accusations of witchcraft. We want to be able to do this clearly, concisely and in a way that has impact and achieves desired results. This is important because we are striving to increase our knowledge, effectiveness, and efficiency to grow and shape SCWA to better meet the needs of the vulnerable in an ever–changing world environment.
During these challenging times, developing our communication and influencing skills along with our technical expertise will be vital for engaging others and bringing them along with us. We are known for the success of our approach in working closely with church and community leaders.
- to change hearts and minds about the issue of child witch accusations; and
- to get leaders (and so their congregations and communities) on board with improving the outcomes for children and young people.
The way that we communicate builds confidence and helps our partners operate sensitively and constructively.
Lord, there is no better communicator than you… let us follow your example.
Let us pray…
Spirit of Christ, please hear our request for your help in making sure we are listening to your voice. Keep us pure in our motivations as we make contact with those who are key to improving the lives of children and families who are suffering. You have shown us so many great examples of how you have chosen the most unlikely people to send to do an important mission.
Spirit of Christ, give us wisdom and discernment, as well as good communication strategies, with those whom we encounter to progress this work. There is no better communicator than you, Lord. Let us follow your example. Amen.