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.
July 2019 Prayers
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23-24
Week 1: July 1-8
Pray for expanding partnerships between all governments and faith-based organizations to meet the health needs of communities. Prayers of thanks for the opportunity to work collaboratively with governments. See resources from USAID pre-conference June 6 and PEPFAR dinner meeting June 7 on working with the agencies

Pray for an HIV-positive child who is orphaned and was abandoned by the road in Nigeria. She is seriously malnourished. Pray for her recovery and prayers of thanks for Isaiah 58 Care Foundation, who have helped her get medical treatment.

Pray for greater recognition of the importance of engaging faith leaders in health education. Pray for an end to the current Ebola outbreak in the DRC and neighboring countries. See article on the outbreak and link to research on the importance of engaging faith communities
Week 2: July 9-16
Pray for people suffering from mental health issues, and pray for inclusion of mental health as part of general health care. Prayers of thanks for CCIH members starting an effort to raise the profile of mental health within our network. 

Continue to pray for the CCIH 30x30 initiative to strengthen 30 faith-based health systems by 2030. Pray that this holistic, comprehensive approach will touch and improve many lives as whole systems are strengthened. See overview
Week 3: July 17-24
Prayers of thanks for volunteers chairing the CCIH working groups on Integration of Faith and Health; Health Systems Strengthening; Health of Women and Children; and Community-Based Prevention and Care. Pray that these focused efforts on faith community work in these critical areas will help Christians integrate their faith into their work; and improve health, well-being and the delivery of care.

Pray for our brothers and sisters within the CCIH network currently experiencing health challenges. Prayers of thanks for the work they have done serving others and pray for comfort for them during difficult times. 
Week 4: July 25-31
Prayers of thanks for community-based solutions to health issues. Pray for the work of CCIH members in Lesotho, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and Uganda to address gender-based violence, nutrition, and HIV/AIDS. Prayers of thanks for the evidence-based work they shared in our first poster session. See summary of their work

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day. Pray for the 300 million people estimated to be unknowingly living with viral hepatitis. Without finding the undiagnosed and linking them to care, millions will continue to suffer, and lives will be lost. Pray for increased testing and treatment. Learn more
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