This month we’ve been taking time to pray for different pieces of the child welfare system. Thank you again to Megan Roberts who has volunteered to write these and lead us this month!
Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.
Social workers are those professionals that help facilitate and advocate for the welfare of the vulnerable. DC127 regularly interacts with social workers who refer families to Safe Families, who help facilitate our families’ interactions with public services and welfare, and who advocate for and partner with us on an ongoing basis. Social workers also serve foster families and ensure they have what they need to care for the children in their home. Social workers are the glue that keeps the child welfare system together.
As we work alongside social workers in the DC region, we ask that you partner with us in praying for these professionals in the following ways:
- That God would call more people to the field of social work, and equip them with the professional and relational resources to make impactful change in their communities
- That God would prevent burnout in existing social workers, specifically for DC Child and Family Services Agency workers and DC social workers at various agencies, providing them with life-giving activities outside of work and healthy work-life balances
- That God would bless social workers’ interactions with their clients and government officials, that the needs of their clients would be met in God-glorifying ways
Interested in learning more about how the church can work with and serve social workers?
- Read a story from a social worker in the DC127 network on last year’s blog
- See how your church can support social workers and plan a H.E.L.P. week
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