In the United States, Thursday, November 27, will be celebrated as Thanksgiving. The official proclamation creating this holiday, which is often associated with the first European settlers, was made on October 3, 1863, by President Abraham Lincoln, during the Civil War.
Despite gains women have made in narrowing the gender gap, global equality is likely to be more than a decade away. And violence against women continues.
The United Nations recently announced a campaign to end global statelessness within a decade. With an estimated 10 million stateless individuals around the world, prayer on the concept of “home” is an important support.
From the United States’ midterm elections to challenges regarding unified governance in other countries, such as Ukraine and Iraq, prayer to see God’s government in one’s own life as well as in the affairs of nations can have a healing influence.