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January 2019 Prayer Guide




…looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2

Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason* for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect… 1 Peter 3:15

Dear friends,

If someone asked you today why you hope, how would you respond? I ask because we at CURE are presently in the process of strengthening our understanding of the gospel message, training and equipping all co-workers in the field to be prepared to share their hope with patients and families who come to our clinics and hospitals. I also ask because lately I’ve been considering my own reason, appreciating today the way Hebrews 12:2 (above) describes Jesus, author and perfecter of our faith, as having scorned shame meant for him in the crucifixion.

One core fear of the human race is shame (Psalm 71:1). All people in every place and at all times fear humiliation and disgrace, worrying that, having been weighed and found wanting, we’ll find ourselves beyond the pale of belonging. Shame causes us to run for cover, to construct selves we think to be more suitable for public exposure. But the gospel shows Jesus searching for and finding those who, for one reason or another, live in shame or exclusion, inviting and enfolding them into His community. Paul describes the work of the cross to be the place where the authors of shame are put to open shame; where debts that once condemned are canceled (Col. 2:14, 15).

So many CURE patients and families have experienced the wounds of shame through disability due to cultural misunderstanding. Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven is a powerful prayer given to us by Jesus whereby we may invite the inclusive, forgiving, healing atmosphere of heaven into hearts and communities wounded by shame. The cross still scorns shame that imprisons and isolates. The cross fires my hope and my prayers.

Praying with you,

Cathy Morgan
Prayer and Member Care Coordinator

*  the Greek word here is apología — “reasoned defense”


Prayer Requests

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


Hospitals

CURE Malawi

1. Praise God for sustaining us this far after going through some hospital changes in personnel
2. Praise God for Yamikani who has been going through caner treatment and there is huge improvement.
3. Praise God for the hospital that we have a borehole that we help us in time of water shortage.
4. Pray for the gaps to be filled with right personnel including a fill to replace doctor Kyle who left in December.
5. Pray for the clinics in February in Lilongwe, Zomba and Mangochi.
6. Pray for CURE Malawi to still lead orthopedic treatment in Malawi as a pace setter.

Submitted on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 3:17 am


CURE Uganda

Please pray for our the ministry here, especially for families that experience death that the sad occurrences may bring them closer to the Lord.
Also pray for the coworkers to have goodwill towards spiritual ministry efforts. Pray that all will come to the knowledge of Him.
We praise God for the fruits of our efforts as we work with the Lord to populate heaven. We see greater numbers of people coming to faith in Jesus Christ, and we praise God for that.
Please as we focus on bearing fruits this year, pray that the Lord may help us as Spiritual ministry team to help the co-workers to understand the concept and that we may model fruitfulness by our good works to the glory of God.

Submitted on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 2:14 am


CURE Ethiopia

1. Thanking God about what he had done in the past decade, please pray with us on the preparation of the 10th year anniversary of CURE Ethiopia Children’s Hospital.
2. Please pray for the anniversary day, for the guests coming, CURE Board Members, donors, Government dignitaries. (Good health, enjoyable time, and peace)
3. Please pray for the Nation of Ethiopia, for peace and stability. Please pray for displaced people in different regions to settle. Please pray for the government of Ethiopia, especially the PM and his team for wisdom and strength.

Submitted on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 12:30 am


CURE Zambia

Thanks Giving for 2019
Join us in Prayer as we thank God for
1. Taking care of us during the time when we had Christmas Break in 2018, we all came back renewed in strength
2. For the Good Health of the Members of Staff and their Families
3. The Continual support we have received from our Local Partner (like, Zambeef and World Vision)

Also Pray that
1. God will continue using us fro his Glory as we minister to the Patients
2.The Patients be receptive to the Word of God
3. The Patients heal without complication after surgery.
4. Pray for Dalisto our Orthopedic Patient, her bones easily break, she has just a fructure. Please Pray that she gets well soon as she keeps on asking , “Why me Lord”?

Submitted on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 7:50 am


from CURE Zambia
Please pray for peace, joy and hope over our coworkers at the hospital in Zambia, particularly in a present
moment of challenge. Pray that all will be united and that God will give the wisdom needed.

Submitted on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 12:21 pm


As we break for the Christmas Festival as members of Staff, remember us in Prayer for:
1. God to protect, Travelling mercies for the members of staff and their Families as some will be travelling to visit their other Family Member around the Country
2. All to be in Good Health and have a restful so that as we come next year our strength will be renewed.
3. For God to provide for all our daily needs.

Pray for the Hospital for God to:
1. Open new doors for us for the Local support (Donors) to on board.
2. Continue making people to be receptive to his word as we minister to them
3. be there for the patients who are due for review in January, for him to continue healing them

Submitted on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 1:35 am


 We had a few of our staff members involved in an accident on different occasions in the year 2018 but they are all safe. We praise God for his protection upon us.
 Pray for our patients’ and co-workers’ safety who travel by foot, public & private means. We have had attacks by thugs as patients and people travel to and from Kijabe. Pray for God’s intervention as the police take the action to prevent this.
 Pray for the tarmacking of the road leading to Kijabe from the lower side of MaeMahio to Kijabe for easier access to the mission station by our patients and everyone else.
 Intentional, integral and impactiful Life transforming activities in the year 2019

Submitted on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 10:29 pm


Friends

Friends of a CURE donor family are in need of prayer for their young preteen son Mack who was in November diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma. Mack has been in the hospital since then. After three rounds of chemotherapy, he had surgery in late December to reconnect his small intestine and is scheduled to begin his 4th round of chemotherapy next month. Thank you for praying for Mack and his family.

Submitted on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 10:54 am