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 2019 Prayers
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:13-14
Week 1: November 1-8
Pray for an end to Violence Against Children. Prayers of thanks for World Vision International’s work to study how Community Health Workers can be a first line of defense in recognizing, reporting and responding to cases of violence. See CCIH webinar on The Role of CHWs in Ending Violence Against Children  

Pray for the work of Église du Christ au Congo (ECC) and its involvement in the Transforming Masculinities initiative to change social norms that contribute to sexual, gender-based and intimate partner violence in the DRC. ECC engages religious leaders and faith communities to address attitudes that contribute to demeaning women and lead to violence. See more about Transforming Masculinities and other resources on the CCIH website.
Week 2: November 9-16
November 13 to 19 is World Antibiotic Awareness Week when we encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance. Prayers of thanks for the work of the Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network and the ReAct Network to raise awareness

Pray for the people of Cameroon and an end to the instability and violence affecting the country. Pray for children experiencing sexual abuse as many children are displaced and vulnerable. 
Week 3: November 17-24
November 17 is World Prematurity Day. Pray for families experiencing premature birth. Pray for efforts to promote healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies which can help prevent premature births. See the Piece in The Christian Post by CCIH member Amy Hewitt of International Aid/CURE International on The Neglected Family Value of family planning.

Pray for church ministries across the globe working to provide food, clothing and other necessities to their communities. Prayers of thanks for Kunri Christian Hospital's Wall of Kindness to help provide for the community.
Week 4: November 25-30
Please pray with us for support for the physical disability program at Shirati Hospital in Tanzania. Hundreds of children are in need of surgeries that would change their lives.

Pray for the inclusion of people with disabilities in communities, houses of worship and workplaces. See resources on including people with disabilities
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