January 2018 Prayer Guide
Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent?
Who may live on your holy mountain?
The one whose walk is blameless,
who does what is righteous,
who speaks the truth from their heart. Psalm 15:1-2
Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart. 1 Peter 1:22
Psalm 15 defines the person living in God’s space as one who walks blamelessly, acts righteously, and speaks truthfully. Thinking on this psalm recently, I remembered a past experience when I was at the end of a relationship precious to me. During this time, friends and I were studying 1 Peter, remembering Peter’s way of walking, acting, and speaking before the death and resurrection of Jesus. The great transformation that followed became so evident to us as we read aloud his letter to the young, scattered church he was leading.
When we came to 1 Peter 1:22, the words “sincere love” and “love deeply from the heart” caught and held my attention. The way I had loved up to that moment had truly been sincere, but I felt myself being invited to this deep, pure, fervent love—love that is produced only in a heart where God lives. Even in the loss I was experiencing, I wanted to love like that, whether or not love was returned to me. Loving deeply from the heart changes everything.
Both Psalm 15 and 1 Peter 1:22 speak of living and loving from the heart. In this new year, let’s pray for a deeper commitment to loving deeply from our hearts. It will transform the way we walk, act, and speak; it will change the world and those we serve.
Praying with you,
New prayer requests can be shared at cure.org/prayer-request.
Please pray for me to have financial miracles.
Submitted on Monday, December 25, 2017 at 1:34 am
from CURE Malawi
Praise God for more Churches are opening doors for us for to do the CURE presentations
for this quarter’s activities as we are in the New year
for the caregivers who have expressed faith in the month to grow spiritually
for more open doors for funding
for health lall CURE coworkers
for the cholera outbreak here and in Zambia, Tanzania, and Mozambique
for our clinics in Lilongwe, Mangochi, and Zomba.
for Mark and Mary Diane Deysher, joining us this month
Submitted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 4:31 pm
from CURE Ethiopia
For the spiritual team as they help new Christians plant a church in a village where the primary faith is expressed through witchcraft
For additional staff for our ministry. Please pray that we, as CURE, be blessed by his grace so that the Word of God will be preached without ceasing
For equipment that will help us listen to God’s word in different Ethiopian languages. Amharic, Oromiffa, Tigrigna, Hadiya, Somali, Afar
Submitted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 4:30 pm
Mike and Rachel Hulland, natives of N. Ireland, have joined the CURE family and will be traveling to Davao in the Philippines to join the Tebow CURE hospital community. Please pray for them as they finish preparations to leave, as they say goodbye to family and friends they dearly love and as they anticipate all the new adjustments in a new country. Mike will be serving as executive director, sharing the position with Leron Lehman until he and Chris and family leave in June. Remember the Lehmans as well as they prepare to leave a work they dearly love.
Submitted on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 10:47 am
PRAYER NEEDS AND PRAISES FROM CURE KENYA
1. PATIENTS MINISTRY
• Praise God with the patient Margaret 3 years who was declared healed after undergoing several procedures.
• Praise God for successful CCK counseling program, support supervisions, and recruitment of a new counselor for Kikuyu clinic.
• Pray for a patient who is here for an amputation and was traumatized by the fact that her father is terminally ill. Her mother passed on some years ago.
• Pray generally for our patients that were done surgeries in the month of December for healing.
2. STAFF DISCIPLESHIP
• Thank God for the strong team of single staff that is in the process of being establishment.
• Praise God for our staff enjoyed their Christmas holiday and resume back well in the scheduled date of opening.
• Praise God for the support we receive from our family members last year.
• Praise God for granting us safety of travel as we were joining our relatives for Christmas and new year celebrations away from Kijabe.
• Praise God for the wedding of one of our staff, Mr. Charles, which was successful and well attended by fellow staff.
• Pray for a few of single staff who needs spiritual stability and their future plans.
• Pray for our children as they resume back schools and as they adjust in their new grades and curriculum beginning January 2018.
3. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
• Thank God for the successful end of the year party and spiritual ministry in the month of December.
• Give thanks for the mutual relationship between our hospital and the neighboring institutions and the Church.
• Pray for some needy community members whom we managed to visit and support.
• Pray for peace and political stability in our country.
• Pray for our children as they go resume back to school and as some of them adjust into a new curriculum.
• Pray for our partners to remain zealous in partnering with us in ministering to our clients and to avail themselves in the training planned for then in January next year
Submitted on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 10:40 am
We have just returned from the Christmas Break, please pray for CURE Zambia that:
– the members of staff settle down and work to the glory of God
– the members of Staff and their families will be healthy in this year 2018
– we continue being united as a hospital even in this year
– God will provide our needs as a hospital materially and spiritually
We have an outbreak of Cholera in Lusaka, please pray that
– God will protect us as a hospital as we come in contact with patients from affected area
– God will help those combating the disease to be safe even as they are saving the people.
Submitted on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 1:38 am
Please remember parents in Zambia who learn for the first time that there is hope for their children with clubfoot. Pray that along with the hope they receive will be an understanding of God’s deep love for them and their children. Pray for the counselors who work with patients and their families and for the new schedules of treatments required of the families for healing.
Submitted on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 2:01 pm
From CURE Philippines:
Pray for a couple who came to faith in Christ and are now struggling following the husband’s confession of infidelity.
Submitted on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 1:51 pm
From CURE Niger:
From Hannatou, our spiritual director: “Pray for our country; life becomes more and more expensive and the harvest was not good this year.
Submitted on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 1:49 pm
From CURE Ethiopia:
Please pray for the spiritual team as they help new Christians in a village plant a church. The primary faith in that area is witchcraft.
Submitted on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 1:46 pm
Please remember foster care children in the care of CURE Ethiopia for up to six months. Pray for the spiritual team who works to comfort and encourage them. Pray also for children and families who come to CURE and have never heard the name Jesus Christ. Pray for wisdom as CURE coworkers work in His name.
Submitted on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 1:43 pm
Please remember a surgical staff member who recently underwent brain surgery. Praise the Lord for his experience of love and grace from the CURE Ethiopia community.
Submitted on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 1:39 pm
Members of our CURE community are in mourning following the deaths of their loved ones. In particular, please remember Lucas from CURE Dominican Republic whose brother recently died.
Submitted on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 1:37 pm
From Christine Kithome, Anchoress for Africa
Christine has asked us to pray for Kenya in the wake some violence that followed a very unusual election and also unusual number of recent traffic deaths. Pray for the safety our those who come to our hospital in Kijabe, Kenya, often at risk themselves to traffic violence.
Submitted on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 12:39 pm
1. We will be on a beak for the next two weeks, Please pray that we will all be safe and that God will protect us
2. Please also pray for Timothy in the Laundry who is in the Hospital after a snake bite, Pray that he recovers and gets back to work when we reopen after Christmas break
Submitted on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 9:47 am
Mission Support Center
Brant and Sherri, of “The Brant Hansen Show,” have been on tour to promote CURE and Brant’s new book, Blessed Are the Misfits. The meetings throughout the nation have been very well attended and CURE has gained new friends as a result. Praise the Lord for the good story that is touching so many people who are hearing that their lives matter so much to God; praise the Lord that the story of CURE is moving forward and engaging so many new friends. Remember Tori Spade, Advancement Projects Manager and Bridget Sheriff, Donor Engagement and Events Associate as they plan the tour and accompany Brant and Sherri.
Submitted on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 10:52 am
Carol Thompson’s mother has experienced a progressive inability to walk following heath issues for which she was hospitalized. Pray for Carol’s mother and for Carol as she encourages and attends her mother.
Submitted on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 10:28 am
A co-worker’s son’s friend found his father dead, having died by hanging this week. Please remember the family in their trauma and our friend’s son who is processing the event for himself.
Submitted on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 10:26 am
Please pray for a friend who is seeking deliverance from oppression.
Submitted on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 1:23 pm
Wayne, a friend and supporter of CURE, had open heart surgery nearly four weeks ago. He asks for prayer as he recovers and trusts God to provide for his bills as he is required not to work at this time . Pray also for him as he seeks to be part of a church “that really loves God.”
Submitted on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 12:23 pm
Hello! I have been working as a full time contractor at my work for almost a year. My badge will expire in middle January. This time rather than asking to extend my contract, I am going to let them know again that I want to become a permanent employee at my work. They have been extending contracts in my department and I don’t want that to happen this time again. I have seen other employees become permanent at my company in other department and I am hoping my boss will do it for me and that there will be a breakthrough. Can you pray for my managers and my department and that God will give me the desire of my heart? Although situation may seem impossible, I am praying it will happen this year January. I want to become a permanent employee at my work rather than a contractor. Please pray for breakthrough January 2018.
Submitted on Friday, December 29, 2017 at 8:43 pm
From Joyti: “Please pray for my studies, my job, my family, my future.”
Submitted on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 10:57 am