October 2021 Week 2 Prayers
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Hebrews 10: 24-25, NIV)
October 10 is World Mental Health DayMaternal mental illness increases risk of preterm birth and preeclampsia, and it may be responsible for 20 percent of postnatal maternal death (by suicide) as revealed in the USAID MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership Landscape Analysis Brief. Pray for mothers as they navigate this difficult time.

Learn more about maternal mental health and the work of CCIH members and other faith-based organizations in this piece about the recent MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership Maternal Mental Health Technical Consultation.

We give prayers of thanks for protection against malaria. The WHO is recommending widespread use of the RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine among children in sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions with moderate to high malaria transmission based on results from an ongoing pilot program in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi that has reached more than 800,000 children since 2019. More 
Pray for the people of Afghanistan after at least 100 people were killed today in a blast at a mosque full of people there to pray. Pray for comfort for their families, pray for peace in the area.

Please let us know how we can pray for your work. Contact kathy.erb@ccih.org with prayer points or for more information about organizations and prayer points mentioned.
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