AN ICC SUNDAY
Many churches have occasional special mission-focused services. If you would like to host such an event at your church with a focus on ICC and our work in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, please contact us. We can send a DVD, literature, note cards or other products that you can use to promote and support ICC. ICC staff or board are also able to travel to attend your event and share about our work.
PRAYING FOR HAITI and the dominican republic
This prayer is one the ICC staff has written that you can use in your personal prayer time or as part of a worship service or mission event. Feel free to reproduce or modify it as appropriate.
“Gracious and loving God,
We give you thanks for your presence with us today.
We ask your blessing on all the children of the world, and especially those in Haiti and the Dominican Republic who are suffering and in need of your care.
We lift before you the patients, staff, and administrators of Grace Children’s Hospital, the many health workers who risk danger each day to help families in need, and the Dominican rehabilitation workers who bring joy to children with disabilities.
We also pray for the staff of International Child Care in the U.S. and Canada as they work to raise resources to support the ministry.
Send your spirit of peace and unity among the fighting factions in Haiti and everywhere there is discord, and grant wisdom to the leaders who govern all nations, so that we may live together peaceably.
Help us always to open our arms to the little children as Jesus did, and hold us all close to your heart, Lord.
We pray all these things in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.”