What a friend we have in Jesus!
Greetings and welcome to this month’s prayer guide.
As we get into our prayer list, I wish to briefly encourage you with some reflections from the story of the good Samaritan in Luke 10:25-37. Without downplaying the central truth of this story, some reflections can be drawn from the reactions of the characters.
- To the robbers, they looked at the man and said: What is yours is ours and they took it from him
- To the priest and the Levite, they looked at the man and said: What is mine and am not willing to share it with you even if you are on the death bed and so they did not help.
- To the Samaritan, he looked at the man and said: What is mine is yours and am glad to share it with you, and he helped him.
The good Samaritan represents Jesus, who gave up all for us. In 2nd Corinthians 8:9, it says, “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake, he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.” What a friend we have in Jesus!
In The Pursuit of God, A.W. Tozer says, “We need never shout across the spaces to an absent God. He is nearer than our own soul, closer than our most secret thoughts.” We need not strive to get Jesus’ attention, but we must approach him with a listening heart and obedient Spirit.
Therefore, even though we may not always see where our feet will land, since we are loved, cared and valued by Jesus, we should be willing to set out into the unknown knowing He is our true friend.
Let us join together in prayer.
Senior Director, Spiritual Ministry
Please pray for the containment of the coronavirus and for the health and safety of our co-workers, volunteers, visitors, and patients.
- Praise God for the completion of our chapel and expansion of the neuro ward.
- Praise God for His protection and provision for the hospital thus far.
- Pray for the safety and peace of the nation as the new president is swearing into office.
- Pray for the success of the mobile outreach clinics this month
- Pray for the new ward fellowship coordinator who will be joining the spiritual team this month
- Praise God for the successful completion of our patient visits.
- Praise God for the comfort God brought to the children who came from the war zone in
the north. Please pray for their peace and healing.
- Praise God for patients and guardians who are growing in their faith.
- Pray for the peace and stability of Ethiopia. There are some areas of the country where patients are unable to leave to come for their follow-up appointments because of the war.
- Praise God for the celebration of Easter and for the opportunity to spread the good news of the gospel!
- Praise God for 31 patients and guardians who prayed and invited Christ into their life this month.
- Praise God for the trauma training our staff received.
- Praise God for the chance to minister to our patients despite the challenges of COVID-19.
- Pray for the protection of our co-workers, patients, and partners as we minister to one another during this pandemic.
- Pray that God will sustain the needs of the hospital so that we can continue our ministry.
- Pray that God will lead us to more creative ways to disciple parents.
- Pray for the new leadership transition is smooth for our hospital.