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16 - 22 October

Focus on Brazil

The nation of Brazil ranks among the highest in terms of inequality between the rich and the poor. The richest 10 per cent of Brazilians own almost half of the nation’s income.

PLEASE PRAY for the young girls in Brazil who feel the pressure to provide financially for their families. Ask the Lord to grant wisdom to the parents so they encourage their daughters to become educated and pursue bright futures.

PLEASE PRAY that the public health system will be able to serve the nation’s poor more effectively.