October 2017 Prayers
Psalm 57:1:  Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, For my soul takes refuge in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge until destruction passes by.
Week 1: October 1-8
Natural Disasters
Pray for the people of Mexico affected by the devastating earthquake that struck in September, killing more than 300 people.

Pray for the people of Puerto Rico and other parts of the Caribbean who were left without homes, water, food and electricity, and are in need of healthcare after Hurricane Maria . Pray for relief workers stretched thin by multiple disasters, and praise for the work of organizations responding, including many CCIH members.
Week 2: October 9-16
Technology and Data To Support Christian Workers
Pray for our friends at the Accord Network and for all attending the Annual Accord Forum October 9-11. Praise for their new Emerging Tech Expo .

Pray for important efforts to map Christian health services so we may better understand the impact of our work. Pray for the World Council of Churches workshop October 10-11 to develop a framework for mapping the health work.
Week 3: October 17-24
Cancers Affecting Women
Pray for the leadership of the Shirati Hospital in Tanzania who are deciding how to reactivate a cervical cancer program which recently lost financial support. Pray for guidance and new solutions.

Lives are saved when cancer is detected early. Pray for the screening program for breast and cervical cancer run by the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services.
Week 4: October 25-31
Crisis in Nigeria
Pray for Nigeria and ethnic and religious tensions occurring between the Northern and the Southern parts of the country. Pray for a CCIH member serving people in this region and for the people killed and injured. Pray for peace for all.

Prayers of thanks that nearly 850,000 people received a vaccine against cholera in Nigeria. The Boko Haram insurgency has displaced many people in Nigeria, creating a humanitarian crisis.
Help us pray for your work. Send your concerns and praise points to  Kathy Erb so we can share them with the CCIH network.
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