Sunday Prayer Time

Sunday Evening Prayer Time

21st February 2021

 

North Taw Mission Community is taking part in a local and national wave of prayer. Please join with us either individually or as a household or bubble at some time between 6.30 and 7.00pm. If you would like to take part in the Mission Community Zoom prayer meeting this evening at 6:30, please email Rev’d Steve or Rev’d Caroline for joining details.

In addition, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have encouraged all in the nation to participate in a period of reflection on the current situation concerning the pandemic. They suggest we take time to pray at 6.00pm each day from 1st February.

The theme of our prayers this week concerns injustice and inequality and how the pandemic has both exposed it and has added to it. At our zoom prayer meeting we will be led in prayer by Paul Cornelius (CEO Food for the Hungry UK). 

Inequality of wealth and power

Men own 50% more of the world’s wealth than women, and the 22 richest men have more wealth than all the women in Africa.

For 40 years the richest 1% of the world’s population have earned more than double the income of the bottom half

735 million people are living in extreme poverty and many others are just one hospital bill or a failed harvest away from it.

Every day 10,000 people die because they lack access to affordable healthcare

The Pandemic in perspective

The 10 richest men in the world have made half a trillion dollars since the pandemic began, more than enough to pay for a COVID-19 vaccine for all and to ensure that no one is pushed into poverty by the crisis.

9 out of 10 people in poor countries are set to miss out on the COVID-19 vaccine this year while wealthier nations have bought up enough doses to vaccinate their entire populations nearly three times over.

Nearly 22,000 black and Hispanic people in the United States would still be alive if they experienced the same COVID-19 mortality rates as their white counterparts.

Since the start of the pandemic to 15th February 2021 there have been 108,484,802 cases of Covid-19 including 2,394,323 deaths. Each year though there are more than 200,000,000 cases of malaria and every 2 minutes a child dies from the disease. In addition it is estimated that 1.5 million deaths could be avoided by improved vaccination of diseases such as diptheria, tetanus, whooping cough influenza and measles.

Every day 16,000 children die before their fifth birthday from preventable diseases. Children in sub-Saharan Africa are 14 times more likely to die before the age of 5 than those in the rest of the world.

 

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