Thank you to all who submitted prayer points about your work. CCIH exists to lift up your work and help you make connections to reach those in need and answer our Christian calling to serve.
December 2019 Prayers
But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” Luke 1:30-33
Week 1: December 1-8
Sunday December 1 is World AIDS Day, a day for people of faith to speak up with a common voice to show our support for ending AIDS. Pray for the will among decision makers to devote attention and resources to addressing the worldwide AIDS crisis. You can use the Common Voice Pledge in your worship services.

Pray for peace, quiet reflection and joyful anticipation as we begin the season of Advent. Let our hearts and minds be open to the Word of God and filled with love for our neighbors.
Week 2: December 9-16
Please pray for people in Haiti. A CCIH member reports receiving urgent messages from friends and colleagues asking for prayers as many people are suffering and hospitals are running out of medicines. 

Pray for people who have lost loved ones or been displaced by recent floods in Somalia, Kenya and DRC.
Week 3: December 17-24
We lift up our colleagues in Burkina Faso, who request prayers for people living in areas affected by violence and attacks in the country due to terrorism and violent extremism. Please pray for healthcare workers delivering preventive and curative health services in these affected areas.

Prayers of thanks for the work of International Care Ministries to partner with local churches in the Philippines to help people improve their livelihoods, improve childhood nutrition, and learn how they can time and space pregnancies to optimize health. 
Week 4: December 25-31
Prayers of thanks at Christmas for the miracle of the birth of our savior Jesus, and the everlasting life we find through Him. And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. -1 John 5:11

Pray for SIM’s new Hope for Life network to express the love and compassion of Christ and bring hope to people living with HIV. Pray for medical support ministries including ELWA Hospital, Liberia; Galmi Hospital AIDS Antiretroviral Treatment and Care, Niger; and Shalom, South Asia.
Contact  Kathy Erb to send your prayer points or for more information about these efforts or to contact the organizations mentioned.
Christian Connections for International Health