What do you appreciate most about water? Is it the warm shower you anticipate in the morning, or the ice cold glass of water to quench your thirst? Maybe you appreciate water running from the tap as you wash vegetables for dinner or run a bath for your little ones. Perhaps you like to go swimming in pools or running through sprinklers during the heat of summer. Before you took that shower, drank that cup of water, washed your vegetables or swam in that pool, did you ever stop to think, “Is my life at risk?”
For many people in Asia, water is an actual danger. Many people find their daily water supply in polluted water sources from ponds or streams. Hand pumps going dry, muddy water, or trash-laden waterways for those living in the slums is not uncommon. This month we have the privilege to go before the Living God and make our request known to Him, on behalf of thousands struggling for pure water every day.