EMMS International would like to pay tribute to the life, service and legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II following her death. In addition to this regular Prayer Focus, we have shared a special statement and prayer.
I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. - Ecclesiastes 3:12-13
We are grateful for all those who labour for the good of others. At times that work is a joy and it is easy to find satisfaction. At other times it seems life is pushing against us and barriers are mounting. Yet even when the toil is greater we can still find satisfaction, this gift of God, when we remember that it is He who called us to this work.
We give thanks for the growing community of healthcare workers at Duncan Hospital thanks to their efforts to support vulnerable women and girls into careers in healthcare. We give thanks for their commitment to share this opportunity more widely by providing English language classes and the long-term vision behind the college of nursing which is under construction.
We pray for those whose work of bringing health and hope has become harder because of the economic and climate crises and the ongoing impact of coronavirus. We pray that they would find strength to persevere and the resources they need to do their work. We pray they continue to find joy and satisfaction in their work, even when the toil is harder.
We pray regarding the current fuel crisis in Malawi. We ask for a resolution to the economic blockage to fuel imports so that supplies can normalise. In the meantime, we pray that vital services will continue to be offered wherever possible. We pray that our partners and other healthcare providers can source fuel to run ambulances and generators so that essential healthcare continues.
We give thanks for those who are going the extra mile this month to fundraise for EMMS International as part of the Malawi Bike Ride Challenge.
We pray for the EMMS International staff and board, that they would be continually refreshed and inspired in their work.