The International Day of Prayer and Action for Human Habitat
Oct. 6, 2013
The International Day of Prayer and Action for Human Habitat will be observed on World Habitat Day. The Day of Prayer engages the entire faith community in a dedicated time of prayer and reflection for those in need of shelter.
Through prayer, Habitat for Humanity continues to make a dramatic difference in the lives of people around the world. Many volunteers are drawn to this ministry after hearing God’s call and seeking God’s guidance through prayer.
Other prayers are answered when families and communities grow in the shelter of God’s grace. The hurdles of funding and building homes are overcome through the miracles of prayer.
Offering ourselves as instruments of service
The Day of Prayer began in 1983 to make housing a matter of conscience. The intent was to place in the hearts, minds and souls of people everywhere the idea that poverty housing is unacceptable. Prayer provides an opportunity to keep faith at the center of a call to service and justice.