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World Orphans Prayer Quest

Join us to pray... Jesus said, “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” (John 14:18)

It is our desire at World Orphans that each of us would realize that apart from Christ, we are orphans in need of rescue, and that in Christ, we are adopted children of God, forever rescued, redeemed, restored, renewed, and found in Him.

Along with our friends at Christian Alliance for Orphans, we are promoting Orphan Sunday this coming November 4th.

In honor of Orphan Sunday, we are asking you to join us on November 5th for 24 hours of dedicated prayer for all of the churches, children, and communities who are a part of our ministry.

When you sign-up to pray, we’ll send you a list of ways you can pray for our church partners and the orphaned and vulnerable children in their care.  At the heart of our desire to pray is that all would understand the Fatherhood of God.

Through Orphan Sunday, we will honor and pray for adoption, foster care, and global orphan care.  Both here in the US and internationally, the growing passion for adoption within the church is exciting.  Yet at the same time, the number of orphaned and abandoned children in need of care is still great.  We are so grateful to our church partners around the world who are committed to caring for children in their communities and reflecting the love of Christ and the hope of the Gospel to all.

Please join us in supporting and honoring our church partners by participating in our 24 hours of prayer on November 5, 2012.  Sign-up to pray

And, please help us spread the word! Once you sign up, it’s easy to send an email or post on Facebook or Twitter.

We thank you for your partnership in ministry and in prayer.

“For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.”  Ephesians 1:15-19


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Orphan Sunday

Orphan Sunday is just two weeks away. The Orphan Sunday website has a list of all the Orphan Sunday events being held if your local church is not participating. Or you can gather with your family, Bible study, a student group that evening for LIVE EVENT from Kansas City.

This one-hour webcast event will connect believers worldwide in GUIDED PRAYER for the fatherless, along with WORSHIP led by Jon Egan of the Desperation Band.  LIVE from Kansas City will be webcast live on this webpage on Orphan Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 6 PM Central Time.

Orphan Sunday 2011 from Christian Alliance for Orphans on Vimeo.

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Make Your Orphan Sunday Plans With World Orphans

As Orphan Sunday, Nov. 7, quickly approaches, don't forget to make your plans. During that first weekend of November join Christians around the world as they band together to raise awareness about the orphan crisis.

“Orphan Sunday is your opportunity to rouse church, community and friends to God’s call to care for the orphan,” according to the official Orphan Sunday website. “On Orphan Sunday, Christians stand for the orphan. We are a people called to defend the fatherless…to care for the child that has no family…to visit orphans in their distress.”

Inspired by a Zambian movement to care for orphans, the idea for an Orphan Sunday took hold in the United States in 2003 under the Christian Alliance for Orphans.

“While attending a church service in Zambia, an American visitor was struck by the pastor's passionate call to care for orphans in the local community, which had been ravaged by AIDS and poverty,” according to the Orphan Sunday website.

“Members of the church faced deep need themselves. But as the service ended, one after another stepped forward with money, food and other goods-some even taking off their own shoes and placing them in the offering for orphans.”

Since then, the movement has grown to include a number of organizations and a wide range of events to raise awareness and funding.

“On behalf of the entire staff of World Orphans I would like to say thank you to The Alliance and the volunteer team that has worked so hard to launch Orphan Sunday,” said Paul Myhill, World Orphans president.

“I am convinced that as more people know about the world wide problem of orphans that more individuals and churches will want to become part of the solution and those that respond in obedience to God's command to care for orphans will grow in strength and in faith.”

From movie nights to prayer meetings, Orphan Sunday will be recognized in hundreds of cities around the world and yours can be one of them.

To schedule an Orphan Sunday event or read about event ideas, go to

World Orphans can also help you plan your community’s Orphan Sunday by providing literature, a speaker and other resources.