July 2018 Prayer Guide
…because there will be more and more evil, most people’s love will grow cold.
Lately I’ve been considering Jesus’ answer to His disciple’s question about His return and the end of time. Jesus tells them to expect wars, earthquakes, famines, and cosmic signs, and warns them that because evil will multiply, the love of most people will grow cold. Of all His disclosures concerning end times, that love would cease frightens me most.
The word love in the verse above is translated from the the Greek agape. John uses the same word when he writes, God is love (1 John 4:16). Agape is love’s full-orbed dimension demonstrated in Jesus’ act of laying down his life for his friends. Agape is also the reason God sent Jesus into the world (John 3:16). Evil, we are warned, has the power to diminish even agape and cause it to grow cold. And we are well aware of what kinds of things happen in the absence of love.
So what can we do to keep love warm? Jesus explains in another passage that the greatest of all the commandments is to turn all our energies to loving God (Matthew 22:37). We show our love for God when we love our neighbors–even those who make themselves our enemies (Matthew 5:44). And Paul gives beautiful wisdom to keeping love alive: don’t be overcome by evil, he says, but overcome evil with good (Romans 12:21).
As always, thank you for remembering CURE. As you do, please pray that our efforts will exemplify the warm, self-giving love of Christ to each other and to those God sends to us throughout the network.
Praying with you,
New prayer requests can be shared at cure.org/prayer-request.
Prayers for Kenya:
Spiritual team needs
• God has opened doors for us to reach out to city churches in Nairobi for disability advocacy, awareness and Partnership opportunities, pray that the exercise may impact the community.
• We are beginning our new year and final strategic (FY5) plan, Pray for its implementation.
• Pray for the August outreach ministry in a new environment in Meru.
• Please remember our CURE community in Kijabe this week as they celebrate 20 years of healing the sick and proclaiming the kingdom.
• Pray that the celebration will help communicate who CURE is and what we do to churches and families throughout Kenya.
• Pray for travelling mercies for our visitors who will be travelling to and fro during that occasion.
• We have a committed staff and we love it. Our prayer is that God sustains their lives and families to keep serving him faithful. Remember Mr. Paul who lost the mother recently and he is recuperating from the shock of the sudden death of his mother. Pray for the new staff that have joined the CURE family.
• We have heard a busy week with ENT surgical exercise. Pray for a quick healing for our patients and encounter with Christ during their stay at CURE for ENT treatment.
Submitted on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 8:49 am
For CURE Zambia:
Please remember Dr. Anthony Chisakuta, anesthesiologist for our hospital in Zambia, as he prepares to return to Belfast for a health check. Dr. Anthony went through a year of treatment for cancer in Belfast last year, returning to his work in Zambia in April of this year. Please pray for continued health. Remember too Dr. Anthony’s wife Emma.
Submitted on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 11:40 am
Please remember our CURE community in Kijabe this week as they celebrate 20 years of healing the sick and proclaiming the kingdom. Our friends there pray that the celebration will help communicate who CURE is and what we do to churches and families throughout Kenya.
Submitted on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 11:32 am
Please remember our hospital community in Kabul following the suicide attack at the airport in Kabul. Pray for peace and security for CURE coworkers who, day after day, travel to and from the hospital to care for patients and families.
Submitted on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 11:28 am
*We praise God for the success we had in the organization and achievement of the sensitization, pastors’ trainings and mobile clinic in Maradi. We have had around hundred correctible cases by his grace.
*We greatly thank God for the wonderful success we had in organizing the patients fashion show and the new guest house inauguration. We have seen the hand of the Lord working actively for the fulfillment of this event.
*We praise God for the opportunity He creates to build the Spiritual Ministry Team on the important theme “the servant as leader”.
*Please pray for the upcoming youth conferences churches will have in August. Ask for the wisdom in the organization of these conferences and for the youth to understand the word of God and to have the desire to live it.
*Please pray for divine strengthening, patience and love for all CURE Niger staff and the Spiritual Ministry Team.
*Pray for Nana’s family. Nana is a patient who lost her father when she was waiting at the hospital for the surgery. Nana, 11 years old, is the oldest of 5 children. Please remember Nana’s mother and siblings in this loss.
*Keep praying for our Pastors Partners, for their ministry, as they are presenting the gospel and CURE message together.
Submitted on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 12:33 pm
Praise God for successful spiritual ministries conducted in the month of June, Follow up, Mobile clinics, and spiritual Emphasis, staff retreats, and patients ministry.
Praise God for patients and caregivers who expressed their faith in God
Praise God for the heavy rain experienced in the month of April has subsided.
Pray for the family of the late Rev. Stephen Lagat that God may comfort them in this time of grief.
Pray for the new direction that CURE Clubfoot is taking.
Pray for this financial year objectives and implementation.
Pray for CURE Kenya 20th anniversary event to be successful.
Submitted on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 8:12 am
Thank God with us for the peace we are experiencing throughout the country.
Please pray with this for resettlement of more than half a million people in the southern part of Ethiopia. We have patients living in the specific region. We pray for their safety and will plan to visit them when things get settled.
Please pray for us as we recruit a bedside patient counselor and playroom attendant.
Submitted on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 12:15 pm
1.Successful Spiritual outreach in soul winning being conducted in Southern Zambia this week from July 2-7,2018 with CURE staff/CURE U Team
2.Good health and safety for all the participants.
3.Spiritual, physical and emotional healing of our patients
Submitted on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 2:41 am
CURE U students have traveled to be with the CURE Zambia community. Please pray for open hearts and deep blessing between the two communities during the visit.
Submitted on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 4:18 pm
Pray for our CURE communities in Ethiopia following the blast and assassination attempt on a government official. CURE Ethiopia is grateful for good, supportive relationships and grateful for your prayers for stability.
Submitted on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 4:17 pm
Personal and family:
• God’s healing for one of our family member who is sick.
• Pray for the spiritual department for God’s protection as the team travels to and from community engagement to remote places in the country.
• Pray for the family of Rev. Stephen Lagat who passed on two weeks ago. Stephen has been the chairman in the one of our mobile clinics. Pray for the family to find consolation in the Lord. Pray also for the partners’ team to find a new replacement in his place.
• Pray for Sylvia Kanana who is under treatment for God’s healing.
• Abed – Executive director Kenya lost the brother-in-law. Pray for the bereaved family to be strong in the Lord as they go through this difficult moment.
• Pray for the new FY (2018-2019) objectives and implementation of the laid down activities beginning July 2018.
Submitted on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 6:03 am
Linda Hansen, Clubfoot manager for Africa, shared the following this morning:
“There have been some attacks in the area of our clinic in Pemba, [Mozambique]. It’s affecting our clinic in that numbers of new kids have dropped and there’s been a lot of missed appointments…” According to one of our clubfoot counselors, “A group of armed men are creating terror in some districts of Pemba, they are killing children, adults, burning houses and some people are decapitated. Unfortunately our government has not yet been able to identify the origin of these men.” Please pray for an end to the violence in these districts and for protection for our clubfoot children and families—for an end to the disruption in their treatment for clubfoot.
Submitted on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 11:51 am
Mission Support Center
For CURE Malawi:
Please remember Dr. Kyle James and family as they attend Kyle’s father in his illness. Pray for peace and healing as Kyle’s father undergoes treatment and potential surgery.
Submitted on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 11:37 am
Please remember the ongoing radio campaigns led by CURE’s radio host Brant Hansen. Tomorrow and Wednesday (July 24 and 25) begins another with hopes of raising heroes to support CURE. For information on how to be a hero, see https://cure.org/star991/.
Submitted on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 11:35 am
Brian and Beth Van Hall’s son Ethan had emergency appendectomy surgery last night and is doing well. Please remember Ethan as he heals. Brian serves CURE as Chief Operating Officer.
Submitted on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 11:30 am
Update from Carol Thompson: Baby Opal, 2 lbs and almost 7 oz, was born yesterday to Carol’s niece Katie. The baby is stable, breathing on her own, and Katie is doing well. Thanks for your prayers as Katie heals and as Opal adjusts to the world she’s entered so early.
Submitted on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 4:14 pm
Carol Thompson’s niece-in-law was admitted to the hospital on Saturday with preeclampsia. She is only 30 weeks along and because problems continue with kidney and liver will be induced today (6/25); it’s expected she will deliver the baby within the next three days. The ultrasound of the baby indicate that the baby is only 2 and 1/2 pounds. Thanks for your prayers for Katie and baby girl.
Submitted on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 2:09 pm
Please pray for Marvin as he meets with his doctors regarding potential surgery for cervical spinal cord compression in 2-7 cervical discs.
Submitted on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 11:03 am
Please be praying for the Stevens family as they recently lost a job (but have certainly not lost faith!), that God would use this process to show more of Himself to others, and that He would provide the perfect next job as well.
Submitted on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 5:35 pm
One of our friends in the Davao, Philippines community is sick with dengue fever symptoms. Please pray for her healing .
Submitted on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 11:34 am