“The Lord looks down from heaven; he sees all the children of man; from where he sits enthroned he looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth, he who fashions the hearts of them all and observes all their deeds.” - Psalm 33:13-15
The Lord isn’t distant, He is interested and engaged in our lives - our hearts and deeds. He knows our present troubles and joys alike. Nothing is hidden from Him. On a global scale, when attention is drawn to the greatest present crisis, He knows the individual circumstances we each face - those affected by cyclones, those responding and all of our concerns.
In the shadow of the pandemic, frontline healthcare workers are still battling TB, HIV/AIDS, malaria, cancer and many other afflictions. Healthcare workers must meet these needs and cope with the growing climate crisis. These needs have not gone away, and indeed many have grown amid the current crises. We’re grateful that God has never lost sight of any hurt and never will. He continues to sustain healthcare workers who serve those who are poor and sick.
Pray for those affected by Tropical Cyclone Ana which struck Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar particularly hard. Pray for those who grieve the loss of loved ones and count the loss of homes, crops and livelihoods. Ask that they would have strength and perseverance as they begin to rebuild their lives.
We pray for the people of Nepal and India, where COVID cases spiked recently, bringing new restrictions and challenges. We pray that healthcare teams can continue to serve the needs of their communities safely and effectively.
Pray for community TB committees in Mulanje, Malawi, who care for their neighbours by raising awareness and giving access to testing in their communities.
Pray for the palliative care team of Green Pastures Hospital Nepal. They have gone the extra mile to ensure people living with disabilities receive COVID vaccinations and continue accessing care during the pandemic.
We give thanks for the tireless efforts of UK health and care workers handling the impact of coronavirus and the growing backlog of other cases. We pray for peace under great stress and perseverance for the long road ahead.
We pray for efforts to expand vaccine rollouts in places where fear and misinformation are causing hesitancy. We pray for patience and perseverance and a commitment to engage in constructive dialogue.