Read:Psalms 121:1-3I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber
The city of Vitória, and its surrounding communities, is one of the most beautiful areas in Brazil. But soon the darker side of Vitória becomes apparent: signs in hotels along the beachfront warn that soliciting minors for sex is illegal; the children’s prison at Cariacica looms forebodingly; and favelas with subhuman living conditions are everywhere in this city that 1.6 million people call home.
Vitória is also home to Hope Unlimited’s Hope Mountain and Mountain Academy. These two programs, serving street children and children incarcerated in the state prison system, bring hope to kids for whom tomorrow has always been a threat rather than a promise.
Pray:God of the City, we pray for the outpouring of your Spirit on the brokenness in Vitória. Give your enlightenment to officials and business owners who hold the power to change the lives of those in desperate need. We pray You will make Hope Unlimited an instrument of your grace.