05-2011 Prayer Calendar

Participation in the Prayer Partner Network is an essential part of Compassion's ministry for children and families in poverty.

May 2011 Prayer Calendar

This month's cover subject represents our Child Survival Program. Please pray for all our program children and students around the world.

All children listed have sponsors and their monetary needs are supplied.

Verse of the Month

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls."

Matthew 11:28-29, NIV

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Sunday 1

We praise God that all of our Compassion offices and child development centers in Indonesia, Philippines, El Salvador and Peru were protected from the effects of the March tsunami! Please continue to pray for our brothers and sisters and all the survivors in Japan as they recover from the devastation.

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Monday 2

Please pray for the 70 Compassion-assisted children in La Paz, Bolivia, whose homes were damaged by a massive landslide caused by unrelenting heavy rains.

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Tuesday 3

Please pray for brothers Luis, age 15, and Ender, age 12, in Peru. Their dad had a heart attack and passed away in March. Ask God to enable their mother as she cares for them.

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Wednesday 4

Please pray for 6-year-old Paloma in Brazil, who is having a difficult time recovering after an aneurysm and cannot walk.

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Thursday 5

Ask God to guide the staff of Compassion Togo as they seek new church partners and program workers.

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Friday 6

Please pray for a swift outcome for the seven Compassion-assisted children whose homes were damaged and belongings destroyed by recent flooding in Yogyakarta City, Indonesia.

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Saturday 7

Pray for 11-year-old Victor and his family in Peru. Victor's father lost his job and spends most of his time at home feeling depressed, getting drunk, and abusing his family.

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Sunday 8

Pray for 16-year-old Lillian in Rwanda, who is an orphan and needs a kidney transplant. Ask God to provide a donor.

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Monday 9

Ask God for constant protection of the children in Cristo Rey de Gloria Student Center, which is in a very dangerous part of Guatemala.

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Tuesday 10

Pray for 11-year-old Joy in Bangladesh, who is suffering from leukemia. Ask God for her healing and comfort.

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Wednesday 11

Pray for the children of Tanzania who have been abandoned by their parents and for the street children who are suffering and have little or nothing to eat.

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Thursday 12

Pray for the staff of a new child development center in the town of Villa Vasquez, Dominican Republic, and the new church partner, that they will have God's strength and heart to serve children.

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Friday 13

Please pray for the staff at Caring Heart Child Development Center and Community Church in Uganda, as they make decisions regarding how to reconstruct their building, which collapsed during a massive hailstorm.

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Saturday 14

Pray for God's healing on Arlene Pahayag, pastor of Tambayongay Integral Child Development Center in the Philippines, who is suffering from lupus.

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Sunday 15

Ask God to protect the Compassion-assisted children in Honduras, especially those in the very dangerous northern area of the country.

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Monday 16

We praise God that no Compassion-assisted children in child development centers near Koudougou, Burkina Faso, were affected by the recent riots and all were able to return to their programs.

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Tuesday 17

Pray for the Leadership Development Program students in Brazil as they start a new school year and face difficulties that may come from being away from their families.

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Wednesday 18

Please ask God for healthy babies for these pregnant wives of Indonesian staff members: Silvana, Sulce and Marsalina.

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Thursday 19

Pray for 12-year-old Frederic in Rwanda, who has cancer in one of his cheeks and needs healing.

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Friday 20

Pray for 10-year-old Nolberto, whose father was killed in a mining accident in Peru. He is so shaken by this that he is unable to sleep in his own home.

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Saturday 21

Please pray for comfort for the families and sponsors of two children who have passed away — Samuel and Yakoba in Indonesia.

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Sunday 22

Pray for 11-year-old Mariana in Mexico as she tends to her 7-year-old brother, Mario, who has a terminal disease. Their parents have mental problems and are unable to care for them.

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Monday 23

Pray that the Compassion staff in Togo will find wisdom and balance in their work and family responsibilities.

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Tuesday 24

Ask God to help our church partners in the eastern region of the Dominican Republic, that they might improve their buildings to better serve the children in the program.

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Wednesday 25

Pray for God's healing for Niso, a 1-year-old baby from Bo Kaew Child Survival Program in Thailand, who has leukemia and complications in her gallbladder and kidneys.

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Thursday 26

Pray for 16-year-old Magaly in Peru, who dropped out of school after the death of her father. She now works selling fish in the market.

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Friday 27

Pray for the safety and protection for Compassion-assisted children during their school breaks, weekends and holidays. Praise God for the love and nurture they find through Compassion.

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Saturday 28

Pray for translator Carlota in Guatemala who has been very ill. Ask God for provision to pay for her extensive medicines and treatments.

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Sunday 29

Pray for Sureerat, who works in our Thailand office. She experienced a miscarriage. Ask God for her full recovery and His comfort and peace for her and her family.

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Monday 30

Pray for Héctor in Veracruz, Mexico, who has a new cancerous tumor following chemotherapy for stomach cancer. He is feeling very discouraged.

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Tuesday 31

We praise God for His protection of our children and staff and their families in Yirgalem, Ethiopia, after an earthquake recently struck the area.

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