Blessings are a powerful way that we can lift up other people and places in prayer. A blessing simply means to pray for God’s favour and protection. At Tearfund, our teams and partners around the world often work in extremely challenging circumstances. It can be hard to know how to pray for them – but asking God to bless them is a great place to start.
In the Sahel region of West Africa, humanitarian workers face threats of ambushes, carjackings and landmines – explosives on the side of roads – as they travel and work alongside different communities.
In other places, our teams respond to disasters, such as earthquakes and storms. They not only witness the devastation first-hand, which has an emotional toll, but are also often affected themselves by the destruction.
Praying God’s favour and protection over them not only encourages them in their work, but can change their circumstances. Prayer is powerful.