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May 2019 Prayer Guide




I lift up my eyes to the hills—
from where will my help come?

My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.

The Lord will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time on and forevermore.

Psalm 121:1-2, 8 NRSV

In June of 2000, I visited CURE’s first  hospital, located in mountain-situated Kijabe, Kenya, and shadowed Christine Kithome, mother and pioneer of CURE’s spiritual ministry. With her I took part in morning rounds and participated in hospital devotions, learning the rhythm of speaking and pausing so Christine could translate. I wondered about the barrage of of Kiswahili that followed my devotion, and later realized that she had added her own encouragement to African mothers as only an African mother can.

During that week I came to know a mother of an 11-year-old patient whose treatment required full leg casts. After his discharge from the hospital I looked on with his mother as the boy was loaded into a matatu—a sometimes dangerous means of travel in Kenya. The long journey ahead would likely be hazardous and arduous, requiring multiple transitions in and out of vehicles. Most certainly walking would be necessary, and I wondered if the mother would have to carry her son. Then suddenly I realized that they would be repeating this journey all over again in a few weeks for the casts to be removed. I learned that day that healing itself can be a long, difficult journey.

Like the ancient pilgrims for whom Psalm 121 was a song for the road to Jerusalem, CURE mothers face intimidating mountains in their journey to find help for their children. Knowing the indelible shock, disappointment, and disapproval for having given birth to a “less than perfect” child, these women know well the question, “Where will my help come from?” as they demonstrate their love for their children by facing down their mountain.

In the spirit of Mother’s Day, please pray for CURE moms who even today are in search. It’s our deepest hope that many more will come to know the LORD who keeps their going out and coming in—today and forever.

Praying with you,

Cathy Morgan
Prayer and Member Care Coordinator


Prayer Requests

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


Hospitals

CURE Ethiopia

Thanks giving for pastor’s training conducted at Haremaya town 500 Kms eastern Ethiopia. Pastors and leaders were encouraged, and are happy to work with us.

Thanks giving and prayer about Mihret Wondimu, OR nurse. She is admitted to a hospital for complications on her pregnancy. We have heard she and the baby are in stable condition. Please pray for her as she is expecting a baby.

Please pray also for a co worker, Tesfaye who hurt himself while working at the workshop. Please pray for quick recovery.

Please pray for Fiker Yilikal and her family, who is readmitted to the hospital. Fiker’s mother has a baby four month old and taking care of Fiker. They don’t know where the father is and waiting a word from him. Please pray for safety of the family.

Please pray for a patient who is not cooperating easily with the medical team. Please pray for calm heart and patience.

Please pray for the country as we need rain. Please pray for the controlling of outbreak of cholera in the northern part of the country.

As you give thanks to the Lord please pray for the leadership of the country. Peace stability and law and order is needed in some areas of the country.

Submitted on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 5:13 am


Ethiopia
We praise the Lord for the experience of relative peace in the country.
Please pray for the positive resolution of an existing issue between medical doctors and government.
We are still praying for an additional staff member fluent in Oromiffa. Please continue to pray with us.

Submitted on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 5:05 pm


Kenya
• Thank God for Warm reception from the host, pastors, elders and the church in general.
• Thank God for the mission achievements; number reached, number saved, people prayed for and people counseled.
• Thank God for Safe Travels in the course of the month.
• Thank God for patient mobilized that they shall get through with treatment
• Pray for the new converts to remain firm in the faith.
• Pray for ministers that they will remain zealous to follow-up the new converts and disciple them.
• Pray for the senior Manager that lost the mother as they go through grieving process and adjust in life.
• Give thanks and Pray for the doctor that got married to have a blessed marriage
• Thank God for the senior Spiritual Director together with the family for being blessed with a child

Submitted on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 3:38 pm


CURE Malawi
Pray for the people of Nkhata Bay the district of the Northern Malawi who were affected by Cyclone Kenneth and for those who are returning after being displaced. Much property has been destroyed.

Submitted on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 2:03 pm


CURE Malawi
Please pray that the upcoming election will be peaceful and that the outcome will reflect the will of the people.

Submitted on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 1:52 pm


CURE Zambia
Join us in prayer as we
1. Thank God for the Pastor who just graduated after a four Years Training on Skills in Preaching in Choma Southern Province. With was done with our the help of our Partners, LRI.
2. Thank God that the OPD expansion is going on well. Pray also that God will continue to protect those working on site.
3.Thank God for the Cleft Lip surgeries that went on so well Mid April and also Pray that God will heal those operated on.
4. Pray for the on coming Saline Training on the 14/05/19-15/05/2019.
5. Pray for the Mobile Clinics to be held on 13/05/19-17/05/19 in Luapula Province.
Other Prayer Point
1. Pray for the Human Resource manager who has just joined the Cure Zambia Family, Pray that she settles well and find its “Family” with us
2.Pray for God to continue sustaining the people in the Rural areas where there is Hunger and drought. Pray for the provision of Food for our Brothers and Sisters in these areas as most of our Patients come from these affected areas.

Pray also for My Friend Isaac who is not feeling so well. Pray that God may heal Him.

Submitted on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 6:48 am


Mission Support Center

Maureen and Paul Sloan are, with the entire CURE community, overwhelmed with joy in the miraculous recovery of their daughter Anne. She is home and gaining strength and the baby seems to be doing very well. Praise the Lord! Please remember Paul and Maureen in their own recovery in having left Niger so quickly with little opportunity to say goodbye to everyone and in the trauma of the past week and a half.

Submitted on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 10:40 am


Diane Lawrence’s son-in-law Matt is scheduled for mitral valve repair surgery on May 31. Matt and his wife are expecting a baby in June and the hope is that Matt will be fully recovered by the time of the baby’s arrival. In the meantime, and as you pray for his health and protection, pray for alleviation from the pain he is experiencing.

Submitted on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 10:38 am


Friends

Prayer request for a friend. I am asking the Lord to speak to him and deliver him. He has been suffering with depression and anxiety. He has been dabbling in promiscuity and probable drug usage. I’m his friend and I’ve tried helping. He is in my prayers daily and I am asking God for a miracle. I know the Lord can deliver so I just pray for him and ask may you remove bad influences, people, and offer him help and may he receive it and your word of assistance.

Submitted on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 2:27 pm


Niger
Praise God for the successful Easter celebration and the ceremony of the retirement of four of our staff.
Please pray for the father of a CURE nurse; for our spiritual director who will have surgery at the end of the month.
Pray for farmers who await rains and trusting God for a good upcoming harvest.
Pray for a caregiver who is experiencing persecution because of her faith. She is being asked to deny Christ; please ask the Holy Spirit to stand for her and for the grace of God to overcome this situation.

Submitted on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 3:03 pm