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.
May 2019 Prayers
He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ -Luke 10:27
Week 1: May 1-8
Pray for the people of Latin America. Pray for resolutions to the humanitarian crisis along the U.S-Mexico border and the continuing crises in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, driving people to flee their homes. Pray for the people of Venezuela and a peaceful end to the crisis there. Prayers of thanks for an advocacy piece in Fox News co-authored by World Vision President Edgar Sandoval, Sr. about the importance of U.S. support for foreign assistance during this time. 

May 5 is International Day of the Midwife. Prayers of thanks for midwives helping women safely deliver their babies. Prayers of thanks for the work of CCIH member Jeneba Boyd of the Diminso Maternity Clinic in Gardnersville, Liberia. 
Week 2: May 9-16
Pray that Christians will continue to integrate their faith into their work, providing care and compassion as well as advocating to governments for those who cannot speak for themselves. Article by CCIH Intern Elizabeth Chung featuring interviews with Grace Tazelaar of Nurses Christian Fellowship and Karon Powell of Southern Adventist University.

May 12 is International Nurses Day. Prayers of thanks for these committed professionals providing care and healing for body and soul. 
Week 3: May 17-24
Pray for an end to violence against worshipers of all religions. Pray for the victims of attacks at places of worship, including the  Easter attack in Sri Lanka and an attack on a synagogue in California.

May 23 is the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. Pray that women may have access to skilled care during delivery, access to the means to time and space pregnancies to avoid dangerous pregnancies, and that girls may pursue education and avoid young marriage and pregnancy. 
Week 4: May 25-31
Pray for an end to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. On one day in early May, 27 new confirmed cases were recorded. The outbreak in the country's eastern regions is now spreading at its fastest rate, due to a spate of attacks by militiamen and others distrustful of the international response. In the past two months, five Ebola centers have been attacked and a WHO official was killed. Pray for accurate communication between community and religious leaders about the origin of the virus, and an end to conspiracy theories causing harm. 

Prayers of thanks for all involved in CCIH conference planning and for all traveling to the conference. May all be restored, refreshed and inspired to continue living out their faith in their work. 
Contact  Kathy Erb to send your prayer points or for more information about these efforts or to contact the organizations mentioned.
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