Across Indonesia each year 12 million girls are married before they turn 18 making it among the 10 nations of the world with the highest number of child brides. Advocacy groups say that child brides are significantly more at risk of exploitation, sexual violence, domestic abuse, and death in early childbirth. Though the Constitutional Court agreed to increase the legal age for marriage, it did not specify which age, rendering the ruling meaningless. Lawmakers have spent the last three years arguing about what the age should be increased to. Pray for a speedy resolution and a passing of a new, enforceable law. Pray for young girls to hear about the love of Jesus this month (The Bible, Ephesians 5:2).