Tuesday, April 10, 2012

April Prayers

April 2012 Prayer Calendar
“You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.” — Isaiah 58:11, NIV

Sunday 1
This month, please pray for God’s refreshing of the fragile imaginations of children who live in poverty. Pray that they will learn to dream — to imagine growing up to be doctors and teachers and world-changers.
Monday 2

Please pray for a healthy recovery for 6-year-old Fatao of Burkina Faso, who was flown to India by Compassion in early March for critical heart surgery.
Tuesday 3
Please pray for the thousands of Compassion sponsors and Advocates who are preparing to present child-sponsorship opportunities at churches around the world on Compassion Sunday, April 22.
Wednesday 4
Praise God for recent rains that brought a reprieve from the severe drought in Kenya!
Thursday 5
Please continue to pray for the families in the Philippines whose children passed away or are missing after Typhoon Washi devastated the region.
Friday 6
Please pray for 10-year-old Victor in Peru, who was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 3. His single mother was only recently able to get him treatment.
Saturday 7
Please pray for God’s comfort and provision for siblings Warraphon and Apiwat in Thailand, whose father recently died.
Sunday 8
Please pray for Compassion-assisted children and their families in Java, Indonesia, whose homes were recently damaged or destroyed by strong weather.
Monday 9
Some Burkina Faso caregivers who oppose the Christian principles we teach have removed children from our programs. Pray for God to work in their hearts and in the hearts of the children.
Tuesday 10
Please pray for the safety of our field staff in El Salvador —  especially those visiting dangerous and violent places. Pray also for the safety of children living in areas rife with gangs and crime.
Wednesday 11
Please pray for 14-year-old Jeanitha, a Haiti orphan who has suffered from Type 1 diabetes for several years. She lives with her sister, who struggles to provide even one meal a day.
Thursday 12
Pray for the Mbale district of Uganda, which has seen a recent cholera outbreak. A Compassion-assisted child and a caregiver have been diagnosed with cholera but are in stable condition. Our 11 Compassion centers in the district have provided education and water purification kits to local families.
Friday 13
Please pray for comfort and provision for the family of 13-year-old Rosa in Peru, whose home was destroyed in a fire that consumed 300 other homes.
Saturday 14
Please pray for a change in people’s hearts in remote areas of Togo, where idol worship is prevalent and parents do not understand that some sicknesses originate from their lifestyle.
Sunday 15
Please pray for three children from the Jesus El Camino Tamborada Student Center in Bolivia, whose homes were severely damaged in recent floods.
Monday 16
Pray for a number of children from the Ebenezer Child Development Center in Ghana who suffer from eye defects — especially for Steven, whose caregiver-grandmother is blind.
Tuesday 17
Praise God for enabling us to help Wilson in Haiti, who was dying from severe anorexia. Compassion transported him from Cap Haitian to Port-au-Prince for intensive care. He is now on the mend!
Wednesday 18
Please pray for the family of 5-year-old Desi in Indonesia, who was struck and killed by a truck while riding his bike.
Thursday 19
Please pray for God’s Spirit to calm a violent child attending one of our centers in Brazil. This boy was severely beaten by his father and needs to discover and embrace Jesus’ gentle, unconditional love.
Friday 20
Please pray for Compassion-assisted child Isai in Bolivia, who recently received a kidney transplant from his mother. Both mother and son are recovering.
Saturday 21
Tomorrow is Compassion Sunday! Please pray that God will raise up tens of thousands of men, women, teens and even children around the world to provide loving sponsorship for children in poverty.
Sunday 22
Please continue to ask for the Lord’s protection of our children, ICP staff, and their families in Cali, Colombia, where heavy rains and flooding have left a path of destruction.
Monday 23
Please pray for comfort for the family of Worachote in Thailand, whose father died in a motorbike accident.
Tuesday 24
Pray for the families of eight children from the P.A.G. Gee Child Development Center in Kenya, whose homes were damaged by heavy rainfall.
Wednesday 25
Please pray for Nimisha in India, who endured major heart surgery at age 9 and now must undergo heart surgery again.
Thursday 26
Praise God that two Christian radio networks, KLOVE and AIR1, recently partnered with Compassion’s Water of Life to provide nearly 40,000 safe water systems for families in Rwanda!
Friday 27
Please pray for CSP mothers in El Salvador and around the world who are single and are raising their children on their own.
Saturday 28
Please pray for wisdom and grace for our ICPs in Togo as these pastors and leaders reach out to a needy and superstitious people.
Sunday 29
Please pray for God’s peace and comfort for the family of Sagar in eastern India, who recently passed away.
Monday 30
Please join the staff of Espaço Esperança Student Center in Brazil in praising God for enabling Compassion to buy a hearing aid for one of their students, Carlos. The aid has substantially helped his cognitive progress!

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