Does God really hear and act on our prayers? 3 weeks ago we had Corruption Week ( – God showed us that he sees, hears and acts: within two days of our focus week and prayers, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced new anti-corruption measures which state employees, including the presidency, have to obey: no state credit cards, no alcohol at state functions and limits to politicians spending on cars, hotels, travel and meals. Read about it here:

God really is the God who sees! Ask Hagar, from Genesis 16:13 ( … what do think God isn’t seeing in your life? He sees. Keep on praying.


Heard about the lady faking her death and claiming life insurance? Politicians giving freebies the night before elections? The government bodyguard with a hidden criminal record? Or the one about the 29-year- old who paid someone to steal and burn her car for insurance money – and got caught?

‘Don’t be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others – ignoring God! – harvests a crop of weeds But the one who plants in response to God, letting God’s Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life.’ Galatians 6:7-8 (

That’s a tough warning … and a great promise. Listen up!



Does the amount of corruption in our country feel too big for someone like you to do anything about? Here’s a way to really make a difference:

‘The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Saviour God wants us to live.’ 1 Timothy 2v1-3 (

Let’s do that today: pray for our leaders to have integrity and act with justice. Pray that God will bring to repentance anyone who misuses public money, or abuses their power.

It’s corruption focus week. Like this FB page to make your voice heard:



Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice. Proverbs 31:8

Sometimes all it takes for things to change is people to start making some noise about it. Here’s a cool quote from Desmond Tutu:

‘If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.’

What if those who are corrupt got an earful from people like you saying: ‘Stop, this is not okay!’

It’s corruption focus week. Like this FB page to make your voice heard:

Proverbs 31 here:

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