While some evangelicals are predicting the beginning of the end in September and October, others are participating in an effort to mobilize religious folk to pray and work for the common good. This post is to make readers aware of the prayer for everyone effort.
Among many other groups, Bono’s One campaign is supporting the focus on prayer. Here’s more:
This September, world leaders will commit to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development to achieve three extraordinary things by 2030. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality and injustice. Combat climate change. The Global Goals for sustainable development could get these things done. In all countries. For all people.
But to achieve these Goals, everyone needs to know about them.
From September 24 to October 1, everyone from every faith, every walk of life, everywhere, can take part in Prayer for Everyone by sharing the Goals with their faith community and their friends.
ONE, Project Everyone, and Global Goals invite you to join us and champion the Goals through the teachings and practices of your faith.
While the goals may seem unattainable, they are certainly worthy. The fact that leaders from around the world are supposed to agree today to promote such goals as ending extreme poverty is a sign to certain evangelicals that the world is about to experience the beginning of the end…maybe on September 28 when a “blood moon” is supposed to appear in the sky.
I don’t get into these prophecies. As a teen, I thought the world was going to end because so many adults said so (“I wish we’d all been ready”). About all I know now is that I am supposed to be busy while I am here and do what I can. God will handle the cosmic part when He’s ready.
In the mean time, offer a prayer of thanks for common grace and: