Prayer

“The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” – James 5:16

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Here are some ways you can pray for our ministry and the people we serve right now.

Prayer Requests from Around the World

Cote d’Ivoire

Pray for the ongoing training of community health workers and nurses. Pray that they would have a servant’s heart for the work of caring for those affected by leprosy and Buruli ulcer. The staff and their families also need prayer for safety and protection. Read about our work fighting leprosy and Buruli ulcer in Cote d’Ivoire.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Pray for peace and an end to the civil war in the eastern part of the country. Pray that leprosy-affected people who are hiding in the forest would show up in order to be detected and start their treatment in the earliest stage of their disease. People disabled by leprosy have a particularly difficult time. They are often abandoned by their families and communities and are unable to fetch water and find food.  Pray that we would be able to continue to provide them with comfort and help. American Leprosy Missions has worked in the DR Congo since 1931. Discover more about our ministry in the world’s least developed country.

Indonesia

Pray that the self-help groups in East Java would grow in self-esteem and become agents of change in their communities. Pray for people isolated from their families and communities by leprosy. Pray that people affected by leprosy in remote areas would take Multi-Drug Therapy, the cure for leprosy, until it is finished. Pray too that the local government would be more aware of the problems of people affected by leprosy. Learn more about our work on the islands of Indonesia.

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