Please join us in prayer for health and healing across the globe.
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.
November 2018 Prayers
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace. -1 Peter 4:10
Week 1: November 1-8
Faith communities and religious leaders are in a prime position to help end the AIDS epidemic. Pray for the Common Voice Initiative to unite the faith community to advocate for a strong global response to HIV/AIDS. Learn how your church can be involved and record a video pledge of support by November 15 for release on World AIDS Day on December 1.
Pray for people who lost loved ones due to massive rains causing flooding in Nigeria that killed more than 100 people and mudslides in Uganda killing more than 40. Pray for comfort and healing for the families.
Week 2: November 9-16
Pray for the work of the faith community at the ICFP (International Conference on Family Planning) in Kigali, Rwanda November 12-15 and faith-based efforts to help protect the lives of mothers and children with healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies (HTSP).
Pray for greater understanding among people who misunderstand the relationship between HTSP and child survival and pray for greater acknowledgement of the role of faith groups in health, including HTSP, by governments and the global health community.
Week 3: November 17-23
Pray for courage and faith for the staff and work of CCIH affiliate MUSUHUM (Mouvement Universel pour la Survie de l’Humanité) in Niamey, Niger. Pray for them to overcome challenges and continue to provide primary health care to people around Niamey, and also to care for new refugees displaced in Boko Haram conflict zones.
November 20 is Universal Children’s Day.
Pray for efforts to advocate for policies that protect children. See "Results for Children: The Moral Imperative’s Core Message for Action to Secure Well-being” presented at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s annual meeting in Indonesia in October 2018 and signed by CCIH.
Week 4: November 24-30
Join Friends of Shirati in giving thanks to God for success in the installation of the solar electric power plant and the solar water project at Shirati Hospital in Tanzania. The electric power plant provides 100% of the electric needs for the 180-bed hospital, the Shirati College of Health Sciences and the Shirati Leprosy hostel compound. The solar water project provides 6000 gallons of water per day almost two miles to Shirati Hospital and is available for purchase by the local organizations and the community.
Pray for ministries making difficult decisions in resource allocation. Prayers of thanks for the lives they are able to touch with health care and other services. Pray for guidance as they make plans for the upcoming year.
Contact Kathy Erb to send your prayer points or for more information about these efforts or to contact the organizations mentioned.