In the Northern Hemisphere, December 21 is the longest night, the winter solstice. It marks the shortest day of the year, the official start of winter. 


When darkness falls in a warzone, danger intensifies. Raids, exploitation, and assault are just some of the night’s dangers. Children and women without shelter, clean water or food, and access to education are even more vulnerable.


In the face of ongoing conflict in Sudan, our indigenous partners and the children under our care need more support than ever. Please join us for Lift Up the Vulnerable’s Longest Night Prayer Vigil on December 21st and participate in intercession for our hurting world and prayers of gratitude for how God’s faithfulness transforms lives.


Here are three ways to participate:


1. Join or host an in-person vigil on December 21st. Church hosts include:

  • St Luke’s Episcopal Church, 3736 Montrose Rd, Mountain Brook, AL 35213 at 4:00 pm CST in Graham Hall
  • North Branch Reformed Church, 203 NJ-28, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.  Contact the church for more details.
  • Village Anglican Church, 2104 Old Buncombe Rd, Greenville, SC 29609 at 6:30pm EST.
  • More coming soon.


2. Sign-up to keep vigil one hour of the longest night — at home or with a small group — knowing that you are linking prayers with a global community in support of the most vulnerable in our world today. All those who sign up to keep vigil between sunset and sunrise of the longest night will receive a meditation prayer guide via email to guide their time.  Click here to receive a prayer guide.


3. Attend our live-streamed prayer service at 4:00 pm CST/ 5:00 pm EST. Register here to receive the Live-Stream link.


Don’t miss out on this meaningful evening of reflection and intercession. Your prayers and participation are life-changing.