August 2016 Prayer Guide
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7
This month, CURE Headquarters will move to 774 Limekiln Road, our new site in New Cumberland, PA. Though there are moments when we may feel a little apprehensive to leave the familiar space in Lemoyne, we are experiencing joy as we move forward.
At the same time, our headquarters team has been hit by a wave of unexpected illnesses impacting beloved sisters, mothers, wives, fathers and daughters. Like the many families whose prayers for sick and disabled children have resulted in finding healing at a CURE hospital, we too pray that God will restore our loved ones.
The instruction to rejoice in the Lord always and to pray with thanksgiving may at times seem an odd and unintuitive response, especially when experiencing deep concern for the well-being of a loved one. Dr. Brene Brown, author of The Power of Vulnerability and Daring Greatly, believes strongly, however, that to live fully means to live joyfully, but joy, she says, is fragile and susceptible to fear. To sustain our joy and disallow fear that will rob our full experience of joy, she insists that we must practice gratitude by actively and faithfully remembering the blessings of our lives and giving thanks for them.
From the context of prison walls, Paul inspires us to add thanksgiving to our prayer requests. The Lord, he says, is near to help. What follows the practice is peace that can outstrip anxiety.
May peace and joy be yours today, friends, whatever your circumstance. Please know that we thank God for you.
After a very busy season, the staff at the Tebow CURE Hospital welcomes a quieter season and some rest. Please pray for the refreshment of each member.
We are thankful for Victor Nakah’s productive visit to the Philippines and for his inspiring message on intentional Christian service that reflects a genuine relationship with God.
We thank God for how He answered our prayers for the outreach to one of the poor areas in the city, where CURE staff and volunteers supported our partner’s free clinic as we ministered to children and adults.
We’re grateful for the answer to prayer for some of our needs for medicines and other expenses.
Thank God for the recent higher number of admissions at CURE Philippines.
Pray for us as we maintain equipment. When things break down, scheduled surgeries have to be postponed.
Pray for our nursing department. One of the ward nurses recently lost her father to cardiac arrest; she and her family need God’s comfort and peace. Another ward nurse has begun a discipleship program with her colleagues. We are hoping that God will bless her desires to be an instrument of God’s peace.
Submitted on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 3:27 pm
From our spiritual director in Malawi: “In the past weeks we lost a patient of 11 yrs and another who was previously certified healed by doctors but passed on suddenly in Zimbabwe, where she came from. They were both laid to rest on Thursday. Today we have lost another friend, a counselor who has worked with us on our clubfoot program since its inception Malawi. Pray for these three families for God’s comfort and also for our medical team to be comforted by God.”
Submitted on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 9:35 am
Kindly keep Zambia in your prayers; they had elections last week Thursday and they are still waiting for the official results.
Submitted on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 5:32 pm
Pray for relief from the death and sickness situations that have really engulfed our staff. In addition to the father of a staff member, we buried two people last week and a man from the local church community this week. One of our staff members lost his father-in-law. Please remember CURE Kenya in their grief and loss.
Submitted on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 3:59 pm
Pray for Pr. Phoebe (Department Staff) whose father died and several others on our staff who have sick relatives.
Submitted on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 3:50 pm
Two staff members are engaged to be married this month and two others will be married at the end of the year. Pray for these couples as they enter into their marriage relationships.
Submitted on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 3:48 pm
As we continue the recruitment process for several hospital positions, pray that God will give us the right people.
Submitted on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 3:45 pm
Praise God for so many who have expressed faith and have had their faith in God encouraged this month through the ministry at the hospital in various CURE clinics and events. Please pray that each one touched by the gospel will become rooted in the Word of God.
Submitted on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 3:43 pm
CURE Moms prayer requests
Elizabeth—Thank God with me for successful cleft lip repair for my son Lukas. Pray God to help me bring up my two children well, for being a single parent, many are the challenges that we face under the influence of culture.
Jane—Praise God for the welfare of Moses, 4 months old, who was abandoned by his mother due to his condition (cleft lip). Now he has undergone lip repair and looks lovely.
Ann—Pray for my son Benson for successful surgery and for his healing. Pray for victory over words spoken against his life by his father who later abandoned us.
Esther—Thank God with me for the faithfulness of God upon my life and my six children after being divorced by my husband. Pray God to grant me a job, for the burden of bringing up the children is under my care.
Mary—Pray for peace upon my granddaughter Tress, 2 yrs old, who desperately misses her mother after leaving her under my care due to family issues between her and the husband.
Lucy—Pray God to help me forgive the father of my twins, Melisa and Queen (6 months old) who left me a single parent, something I never thought I would be.
Valentine—Thank God for the welfare of my son Dylan, 1 yr old, who went through surgery successfully. Pray for transformation of my husband, who has been mistreating me and giving me hard times due to my son’s condition.
Margaret—Pray for my daughter Faith, 7 yrs old, for God’s intervention in walking, for from birth, she has never walked, but as per her name I believe God is able to work it out for His glory.
Caroline—Thank God with me for successful cleft lip repair for my son Junior. Pray that he will be stable, for it has been a while being observed by the Doctors and his pulse rates are fluctuating.
Ann—Join me pray for my daughter Blessing, 2 yrs old, who is awaiting correction on both hip joints as well as praying for successful recovery.
Submitted on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 9:33 am
After a very busy season, the staff at CURE Tebow welcome a quieter season and some rest. Please pray for the refreshment of each member.
Submitted on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 9:58 am
Please pray for continued good relations, understanding, and favor between Oasis Hospital and the government in UAE.
Submitted on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 9:57 am
Please pray for God’s help to complete the process in the purchase of a guest house located near CURE Malawi hospital.
Submitted on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 9:53 am
Please pray for solid friendship and partnership between CURE Kenya and Africa Inland Church (AIC).
Submitted on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 9:50 am
CURE Clubfoot in India is in need of a counseling ministry staff member. Pray also that God will provide additional administrative support for the program as well.
Submitted on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 9:48 am
Mission Support Center
Please remember headquarters staff whose family members are experiencing serious illnesses. Pray for children, parents, and extended family members for whom we are trusting God.
Submitted on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 4:04 pm
Praise the Lord for the new grandson added to Keith and Pam Kelly’s family.
Submitted on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 4:02 pm
CURE Headquarters will soon be moving to a new space in New Cumberland. Please pray for those managing many complex logistics in the coming months.
Submitted on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 9:44 am
Praise the Lord.
I’m Vikash from north India. I have started two independent churches. I have vision to start more churches in India. Please pray for my ministry, that God would bless me and lead me.
Submitted on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 8:47 am