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November 2018 Prayer Guide




Give thanks to him; bless his name. Psalm 100:4 (ESV)

Dear friends,

Over and over the scriptures call us to give thanks to the LORD. Why? The most often repeated reason is that God is good and His love endures forever (1).

Sociologist Brené Brown has from her research concluded that the more grateful the person, the more joyful and wholehearted they are, even—and maybe especially—when facing or experiencing devastating loss. The experience of joy is supported by gratitude, she says—and not just the attitude of gratitude but the practice. Of course practicing gratitude sometimes is just plain hard, especially in difficult seasons such as some of our CURE family members are experiencing today. And for many of our coworkers who live in host countries and away from home and family in this holiday season, thanksgiving may not feel germane.

Mary Diane Deysher, serving with her husband Mark at the CURE hospital in Malawi, has written about the loneliness of living, working and relating in new territory:  “Alone, yet Jesus promises, ‘I am with you always.’  So, in the lonely place is a sacred opportunity to be with Him alone (2).”  Maybe we can apply the promise “I am with you always” to all of our experiences, whether or not they seem to fall into the “grateful” category.

The CURE community is grateful to welcome children with correctable disabilities for the mission we’ve been given in proclaiming the kingdom and healing the sick. Today we’re especially grateful for your prayers that we reflect God’s goodness and lovingkindness throughout the network—that our gratitude is expressed in joyful service.

Praying with you,

Cathy Morgan
Prayer and Member Care Coordinator

  1. Psalm 106:1Psalm 107:1Psalm 118:129Psalm 136:226Psalm 100:4, 5 (for starters!)
  2. From Fingerprints Malawi (fingerprintsmalawi.wordpress.com)

Prayer Requests

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


Hospitals

For CURE Malawi
Praise God for the successful Saline training we had last week!
Please pray
*for Dr. Kyle James and his family as they leave Malawi in December. Pray also for his replacement;
*that staff will have be motivated again to work with passion as we serve our children;
*for the clinic taking place in Nkhata Bay and Mzuzu this week. then we have the last clinic on 29th Nov 18.

Submitted on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 11:06 am


From CURE Philippines
Please pray
*for traveling mercy for Dr. Shelley & Dr. Jun to US;
*for our upcoming mobile clinics (Nov23 – General Santos City, Dec. 5 – Agdao, Davao City, Dec 7 – Bayugan City)
*that the Christmas break will provide meaning to TCH co-workers and renewed spirits on the resumption of work in Jan 2019.
*for good health for everyone

Submitted on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 11:03 am


From Kenya
Victor Omurwa, CURE Kenya Spiritual Director, has asked for prayer for God’s provision for school fees for his two sons and for his parents and sister in law who are ill and in need of medical care.

Submitted on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 9:45 am


From CURE Niger
*We Praise God we had a time for sensitization on trauma healing with World Renew, a Christian organization who trains people about trauma healing and community development. They have presented the program and shared the first and the second lesson. About 55 staff participated. We praise God that both Christian and Muslim co-workers were present and actively participated.
*Pray for the population as there are many people who have colds and coughs.
*Pray for the November 21, 22 pastors’ training we will host for 10 pastors from all regions of Niger as well as 9 Nigerien missionaries who are working with Italian Mission in Niger. Pray for God’s protection over them all as they travel, for God to give us wisdom as we share about CURE with them.
*Pray for the church outreach on November 30 at Doutchi, about 350 km from Niamey.
*Pray for the Christmas celebration for staff and patients and caregivers at the hospital on December 17th. Pray for the organization by spiritual team and may the Lord prepare the heart of the participants to receive and believe the gospel message.

Submitted on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 3:32 pm


From CURE Ethiopia
Please pray for the provision of needed wheelchairs.

Submitted on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 12:42 pm


CURE Kenya
Praise God for patients who expressed their faith in God and pray for their spiritual growth.
Praise God for the successful ENT week, the successful spiritual emphasis, the successful follow up mission outreach, the successful mobile clinic events, and the lessons learned by staff on Confession
Pray for the spiritual activities towards patients. Staff and Partners
Pray for Mrs. Bartha, one of our staff in the Finance department who lost her mother, pray for God’s comfort at this moment of bereavement for the family.
Pray for God’s providence, provision and presence for our cure staff in every situation to keep serving him with zeal and passion.

Submitted on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 11:50 am


From CURE Niger
Please pray for the spiritual ministry team as they organize training for new partner pastors this month at Niamey. Pray that this training will be a success and a means through which many of the patients and families come to CURE.
Please pray for CURE Niger as we prepare our church outreach, sensitization and mobile clinic for the end of November. Pray for a good organization and the possibility to reach many patients.

Submitted on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 11:17 am


From CURE Malawi
Pray for resource for patients who cannot afford transportation costs to get to the hospital or mobile clinics.
We feel the need to provide a wheelchair for one of our patients who recently came to faith.
Pray for peace, love, hope and stability to reign at CURE during this time of Functional Review.
Pray for Saline Training taking place from 12th to 13th November, 2018.
Pray for morale to be raised again among coworkers.

Submitted on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 11:04 am


Programs

Pray for a friend who has a dream to help disadvantaged children in Bangladesh with their health issues.

Submitted on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 3:45 pm


Mission Support Center

Pray for a church with a God-sized vision for a project in Zimbabwe.

Submitted on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 3:01 am


Friends

Please pray for a friend who is experiencing chronic physical pain and the emotional pain of having lost her mother and facing the holidays for the first time without her. Pray for God’s healing and comfort as well as wisdom in raising a special needs son; the family needs to decide on which middle school is best.

Submitted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 10:07 am