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Thousands Will Rally to Pray for Vulnerable Children on Orphan Sunday 2020

COVID 19 has impacted at risk children across the globe like never before. November 6-8, 2020, Christians and Jews in 95 nations will unite in prayer for these vulnerable children. Our challenge this year is to Be The Light for orphans and foster children, a call that has never been more important, as it is always the vulnerable who suffer most when times are hard. Your prayers will bring light to dark places.

Since 2002, Christians worldwide have been uniting to pray for orphans and other vulnerable children on the second Sunday in November, Orphan Sunday (for more information, visit For the last three years synagogues around the world have joined us in prayer by observing Orphan Shabbat and will do so again November 6-7.

Globally, many children live in orphanages or on the streets due to abandonment or abuse. Those children on the streets or aging out of the system are far more vulnerable to traffickers, prostitution, homelessness, and a host of other ills. Individuals and faith communities across the globe will unite on Orphan Sunday and Orphan Shabbat to pray and challenge themselves to be an answer for these at risk children.

This year, as many churches and synagogues remain closed, for the first time ever thousands will gather November 8 in a virtual candlelight service online to pray for orphans and vulnerable children. (If you are interested in participating, you can register here.) “As the people of God emerge from a dark chapter in our history, we come together as one to be the light for vulnerable children everywhere,” said Jedd Medefind, President of the Christian Alliance for Orphans.

Together we can make a difference in the lives of precious little ones around the globe! Please join us in prayer on November 8.

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