#For Such a Time: Investing in Women and Girls

Urge your members of Congress to protect investments in women and girls  

Together with presiding bishops of the ELCA and the Episcopal church, we PRAY, FAST and ACT in support of federal programs that are vital in improving the lives of women and girls around the world.


We pray today for our nation’s elected leaders to courageously invest in programs that address the needs and basic human rights of women and girls, as well as provide opportunities for them to thrive.

For Such a Time March 2018
Grant, O God, that all
may recognize women
as equal partners in
creation and prophesy.
By the grace of the Holy Spirit,
empower women
at home,
at work,
in government, and
in the hierarchies of
synagogues, and
all other places of worship.
Provide safety and protection,
O Gracious Divinity,
and inspire just laws
against all forms
of violence against women.
We ask this through Christ our Savior, Amen.
— Lifting Women's Voices - Prayers to Change the World


We fast on this day in solidarity with women and girls across the globe, who continue to face gender inequality in many aspects of their lives.


We act together as followers of Christ by urging our elected leaders to support strong investments in programs that help prevent gender-based violence, educate and empower adolescent girls, discourage child marriage, increase leadership opportunities for women, and foster women’s inclusion and economic empowerment.

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