09 November 2020

A Prayer Day for Orphans

On November 8th, Ukrainian Day of Prayer for Orphans is a day on which believers from various Christian Churches around the world pray to God for protection, blessings and happy families for all orphans and children deprived of parental care, as well as for God's grace for those who accept and raise them in their families.

On November 6th the round table was held in the Ternopil Regional State Administration building with the participation of representatives of local religious communities, NGOs, foster parents and representatives of children's services. During the meeting, the representatives discussed the development of family forms of raising children in the Ternopil region, the ways of cooperation between religious communities, non-governmental organizations and social services in the interests of every child. In particular, the representative of the Foundation, Iryna Abramets noted the importance of supporting high school students of 8-11 grades at orphanage boarding schools who cannot be placed in a family, because such teens are the most difficult to adapt to independent adult life after graduating from orphanage boarding schools.

"Day of Prayer for Orphans" takes place annually on the second Sunday in November.

In 2011, the Alliance Ukraine without Orphans initiated this day in Ukraine. Then, for the first time, on Sunday, November 6, believers from 6,000 Ukrainian churches of various Christian denominations and denominations prayed for a better life for disadvantaged children. We want to change the lives of orphaned children through common prayer.

Let us pray together for the children and families in difficult life circumstances, as well as for the successful reform of the boarding and education system. After all, in Ukraine, 100,000 children are still in orphanage boarding schools, not receiving the most important thing - the love of parents.

"In one day. In one voice. For one purpose "

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