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February 2017 Prayer Guide




God calls his sons and daughters to the wilderness
But he gives grace sufficient to survive any test
And that’s the painful promise of the wilderness

Earlier this month we learned from Punxsutawney Phil that we can expect six more weeks of winter. So the cold, white wilderness of winter will continue for a little while longer as we journey towards spring. While we do, the body of Christ worldwide will enter the six-week space of Lent, remembering that Jesus emptied himself in wilderness of this world to make us new.

The idea of wilderness signifies transition and is a space where growth and development can occur. The experience, like birth, includes pain and loss but also carries hope for something new. God’s people needed the wilderness to be transformed from slaves to God’s covenant people. From his desert experience, David was shaped from shepherd to king.

Our Lord Jesus knew well the burning experience of the wilderness; when He emerges from his 40- day travail (Luke 4:1-13), He is on fire with a new mission which He immediately announces:

The Spirit of the Lord is on me,

   because he has anointed me

   to proclaim good news to the poor.

He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners

   and recovery of sight for the blind,

to set the oppressed free,

    to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. (Luke 4:18, 19)

What’s new about Jesus’ mission is that people who have been sidelined through history—the poor, the lame, the blind and the oppressed—are about to receive an invitation to the party (Luke 14:16-23).

As you view the prayer requests below, please pray that we will faithfully continue the ministry Jesus began in proclaiming the kingdom and healing the sick.

Praying with you,

Cathy Morgan
Anchoress

Prayer Requests

New prayer requests can be shared at cure.org/prayer-request.


Hospitals

Pray for local donors to come to our support us this year

Pray for the smooth running of our operating theaters.

Pray for the people that have been set free from practicing witchcraft to remain standing in the Lord.

Submitted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 9:59 am


Praise God for a successful mobile clinic last February 4, 2017. We were able to see 116 patients. Please pray that all of these kids will be able to come here to CURE to undergo surgery and be ministered while they are here.

Please pray for the hospital staff, that we will be able to exemplify CURE’s core values in the workplace.

Pray for Spiritual Ministry. Pray for Madel and Ella as they share the gospel on a daily basis and minister to patients and their families. Pray that we will be able to hear from the Holy Spirit and be more sensitive to His leading.

Please pray for our upcoming mobile clinic this February 24, 2017, in General Santos City. Pray for safety and for the turnout of people coming to see us that they will be scheduled and admitted in the hospital.

Pray for our Executive Director, Leron Lehman, as well as the Senior Management team for wisdom and unity in decision making.

Submitted on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 9:40 pm


Again pray for our ministry as we strive to serve, that the Lord may cause us to be prosperous, that he will draw souls to himself. Pray for continued unity and love of the brethren here at the facility that we may be bound together with cords of love that can not be broken so that we the world may know that we are Christ’s followers.

Please join us to pray for those who oppose spiritual activities in the hospital. May the Lord open their understanding to know that this is our DNA.

Pray that the Lord gives us ability to meet the needs of the patients and their caretakers who are coming in overwhelming numbers for help from our facility.

Submitted on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 8:52 am


From the CURE Moms

Lorah: Praise God with me for the long waited time for my son, Joel Osteen, whose surgery has come to pass. Pray that he will be an instrument for God’s use, for he longs to be a mighty preacher of God’s word.

Nancy: I am grateful to God for his provision and successful surgery upon my beloved daughter, Faith. Being a widow, pray God to grant me wisdom and knowledge as I bring up my children.

Jane: Pray for my son, Mwanzia, to overcome bitterness and forgive his grandfather who burned both of his hands as a result of disciplinary action.

Margaret: Please pray for forgiveness and unity in my family, for we are in great crises which is stressing our children very much, especially my daughter, Lucy.

Beatrice: Praise God for the welfare of Ann, one of the little girls I take care of in a children’s home. Pray for God’s favor and successful recovery upon her.

Irene: Pray for Leon’s emotional healing and mine after the demise of his dad and being sent off from the family.

Beatrice: Praise God with me for the victory he gave Naomi, my daughter, who many from the family thought would not survive surgery.

Submitted on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 12:39 am


Please pray for a peaceful ending to the government doctors’ strike in Kenya that is also affecting our mobile clinics.

Submitted on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 12:14 am


We give glory to the Lord for the joy of preaching the gospel every day.

Pray for the patients or caretakers who came to CURE HOSPITAL and heard and really understood the gospel message.

Pray for the spiritual team now that its commitment is more visible.

Pray that other Christian co-workers will take part in the prayer and Bible study at 1:00 pm. Pray for more divine guidance in the testimony.

Pray that there will be more evidence of Christ among us in our behavior.

Pray that the wisdom of the Lord Jesus Christ will be present in our relationship with caretakers and patients, staff and visitors within the hospital who do not know Jesus; may all see in us the love of Christ as the holy Spirit does His work in their hearts.

Pray for a caretaker who testified that “before coming to CURE HOSPITAL, I feel tired; since I am here [at CURE] my body is detached and I have joy in the heart.” Pray that God delivers her totally.

Pray for our country Niger; life has become more and more expensive.

Pray for leaders; may the Lord give them wisdom.

Submitted on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 11:02 am


Please pray for us:

– as we discern how to solve a tax issue
– for the results of a site security assessment
– for the safety of our staff as they commute back and forth from the hospital
– for building collaboration with the Oasis hospital

Submitted on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 11:19 am


Harold Haamumba shared today that a family who has been treated at Zambia were attacked in their home. Please remember the family: the husband who was beaten, the wife who was abused, and the children who witnessed the event.

Submitted on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 8:56 am


Remember those who will be participating in StratOp this week. StratOp is a “living” tool that gives perspective on all of the strategic, financial, and operational parts of our organization and ministry. StratOp helps you know where we are now and helps to clarify where we should go. Pray that the leaders and participants will know the guidance of the Lord as they go through the process for the hospital in Niger.

Submitted on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 11:19 am


Rick Manning will be leaving for Zambia January 24 to serve as interim executive director for six weeks. Pray for him as he brings the staff together in their need; remember his wife Linda as she cares for things at home.

Submitted on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 11:07 am


Please pray for the ongoing spiritual ministry in Ethiopia.
Please pray for the coming mobile clinic event in Bahirdar, North 550 Kms, so that we will reach many patients for Christ.
Please pray for the reopening of the private practice of the hospital.
Please pray for the opening of the rehab and the ministry which we will be setting up.
Praise the Lord for the five people who came to know the Lord. It was a great joy for them to know Jesus.

Submitted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 3:27 pm


Praise God for faith expressions realized over the past month; and pray for the spiritual growth of each person.
Praise God for a very successful outreach mission in Eldoret.
Praise God for the safe return following the Christmas holidays.
Pray for the resolution of the national government doctors’ strike; it has affected some of our mobile clinic operations.
Pray for the healing of the patients we have attended over the past month.

Submitted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 2:35 pm


Please pray for the hospital staff as they adjust to challenges and losses.
Pray for one nurse whose husband died the same day as Mbio, the chef.
Remember Juliane, Nurse Manager in the need for nursing staff.
Pray for clear communication as CURE International works to become an efficient and compassionate network.

Submitted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 11:34 am


Programs

Let’s pray that the God would allow the Indian government to allow CURE International (in India, Cure Clubfoot Worldwide) to remain in India in light of the Foreign Contribution regulation Act which is enacted there to regulate outside funding for organizations there. If the government chooses not to renew its approval of CURE, as it did Compassion International, then the mission could die in that region as internal funding is scarce.

Submitted on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 3:42 pm


Mission Support Center

President’s weekend is a little over six weeks away. Please remember those who are deep into planning this special time for those who will be coming to learn more about CURE International and may, as a result, become friends and supporters.

Submitted on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 8:59 am


Many at CURE in Pennsylvania are suffering illness; please pray for members and their families.

Submitted on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 8:58 am


Friends

Friends of CURE recently adopted a child from China who has not yet been able to speak. Please pray for this child and family in their work and desire for good development. Pray for peace and hope.

Submitted on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 9:01 am


Prayers that I’m able to interwine God’s calling into my life with my full time job search and that His will is done.

Submitted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 1:52 am


From a friend who received our CURE’s prayer guide and requests our prayers: Please pray for a 15-year-old cousin who was recently hospitalized for having suicidal thoughts; pray for me as I am falling into depression.

Submitted on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 10:43 pm