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General Conference

Church Dedicates 21 Days to Prayer for Those Affected by World Conflicts

Initiative encourages people to intercede on specific topics at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Brazil | Jefferson Paradello

This week, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in South America launched a prayer campaign on behalf of those suffering from world conflicts. In addition to the ongoing battle between Russia and Ukraine, it includes people in other regions of the world who have faced problems regarding religious freedom. The initiative runs March 7–27. 

"We have lived [through] difficult days. We need to pray for those who suffer and act in their favor, either through intercession or through assistance through resources and entities that act directly to reduce the suffering of men, women, and children," underlines Pastor Stanley Arco, president of the church for eight South American countries, in mentioning the work of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA).

The more than 2.5 million members in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay are invited to dedicate moments of prayer at two periods of the day, 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., always for specific reasons . One of them, for example, calls for "peace in conflict zones." Another, "for those who suffer from war." 

To follow the themes of each day, just follow the Adventist Church on social media. See what they are here. To download the images, click here. The prayer campaign also takes place in other regions of the world. 

"Unfortunately, conflicts are recurring realities in the history of the world. But throughout the ages, people have bent their knees and cried out to God. And He heard them. He always hears us," points out Pastor Bruno Raso, vice president of the church for eight South American countries.

Although it ends on March 27, each person is encouraged to continue in prayer, either intimately or on different occasions, such as church meetings, small groups, or virtual meetings. To understand more about how Adventists have helped people in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and help with donations, visit Adventists.org and the ADRA International website.

This article was originally published on the South American Division’s news site