July 2014 Prayer Calendar

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

July 2014 Prayer Calendar
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Children are the best little mirrors, aren’t they? If you want to hear what you sound like or see what you act like, you need only look so far as the children around you — because they will repeat your words and actions whether you like it or not!

You may remember the children’s song that goes, “Be careful little eyes what you see.” But I think we should challenge ourselves to live lives that we want children to see and emulate. I want my grandson to see the adults in his life love others well, so he will learn to love in the same way.

That’s one of the wonderful things about the transformation that takes place in the children we serve through Compassion. These children get to see the tenderness of Christ played out in their day-to-day lives. They see kindness in the person who serves them a snack. They see care in the tutor who listens to and helps them after a hard day at school. And they see love in the notes and letters of their sponsors. In turn, these children become more kind, caring and loving to those around them.

Will you join me in praying this month that our children will hold close to their hearts these lessons of God’s perfect love? And that they will mirror that love for all to see?

Thank you for your faithful prayer for the children we serve together. You are a valuable part of this ministry!

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Mark Hanlon
Senior Vice President, USA
Compassion International

Verse of the Month

"Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them."
— Deuteronomy 4:9, NIV

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Tuesday 1

Pray for our beneficiaries in Thailand where heavy wind, rains and hail damaged the homes of 114 Compassion children.

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Wednesday 2

Pray for the families of 591 Compassion children in Nicaragua whose homes were damaged or destroyed by a recent earthquake.

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Thursday 3

Several of our children in Rwanda are either heading families or are in child-led families with no adult to look after them. Pray for their protection and provision.

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Friday 4

Pray for the families and staff of one of our programs in eastern Indonesia, where fire destroyed the homes of three children along with the center’s classrooms, offices and church building.

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Saturday 5

Pray for siblings 16-year-old Yuliño and 9- year-old Anica in Peru, whose family was recently evicted from their home of 14 years.

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Sunday 6

Pray for God to comfort the families, friends and sponsors of Andrea and Palenfo in Burkina Faso, who both recently passed away.

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Monday 7

Pray for Jayansh in eastern India, who recently underwent surgery for a brain tumor and is under medication.

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Tuesday 8

Pray for Gessiane and Geidson in Brazil, who are mourning their father’s death. Pray for God to comfort and provide for the family.

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Wednesday 9

Pray for Compassion’s musicians and speakers as they present the child sponsorship opportunity at concerts and festivals across the U.S. this summer.

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Thursday 10

Pray for William in Ecuador, whose mother is violent, negligent and often disappears for days at a time. Pray for God to change her heart.

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Friday 11

Pray for these Bangladeshi children who suffer from kidney problems: Ashadul, Nazrul, Nasrin, Gabriel, Maloti, Noyon, Sharmin, Mollika, Asha, U Waing, Joy, Bijoy and Prue.

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Saturday 12

Pray for several of our children in Honduras, who are suffering from respiratory infections due to excessive pollution.

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Sunday 13

Pray for the safety of our children in Tanzania as they go to and from school during this year’s rainy season.

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Monday 14

Pray for Janno and Jayferson in the Philippines, who both need kidney transplants and are praying for donors.

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Tuesday 15

Pray for God’s comfort for 17-year-old Lovemanie in Haiti, whose mother recently passed away.

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Wednesday 16

Pray for Jules in Togo, who was recently diagnosed with blood cancer. A blood sample needs to be sent to France for examination but doctors are delaying this to save money.

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Thursday 17

Pray for a child at one of our programs in Sri Lanka who is being abused by an alcoholic father. Pray for God’s healing and intervention.

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Friday 18

Pray for God’s comfort and encouragement for 7-year-old Noruelis in the Dominican Republic, whose cerebral tumor has required seven surgeries. She is struggling with depression

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Saturday 19

Pray for Daniel, an orphan in Ghana who lives alone. Compassion is providing interim care and helping locate loving caregivers for him.

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Sunday 20

Pray for Compassion children, families and staff in Thailand, where a 6.3-magnitude earthquake damaged church facilities hosting five different Compassion centers.

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Monday 21

Pray for God to comfort Child Survival Program (CSP) mother Florijeivi in Mexico, who lost her months-old baby due to a malformation in his heart.

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Tuesday 22

Pray against the rise of child trafficking in Burkina Faso. Although no Compassion children have been reported taken, pray for God’s protection.

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Wednesday 23

Pray for Kutai in eastern Indonesia, who needs healing from a recent heart attack. Pray for his family’s peace and comfort.

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Thursday 24

Pray for God to comfort 10-year-old Diego and 5-year-old Socorro in Peru, who both lost their fathers in vehicle accidents.

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Friday 25

Pray for Festus in Kenya. His father passed away in 2011 and now his mother is very ill. Ask God for healing and comfort.

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Saturday 26

Pray for protection of all Compassion beneficiaries and staff in eastern India from diseases like malaria, dengue, diarrhea, chickenpox, and measles — all of which increase during summer.

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Sunday 27

Pray for Yessica in Guatemala, whose father is an alcoholic. She would love to see her father healed, attending church and employed so he can support the family.

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Monday 28

Pray for God’s divine intervention for Cecilia and Mary in Ghana, who are experiencing severe eye problems.

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Tuesday 29

Pray for Rakhi in Bangladesh, who needs healing from cancerous tumors.

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Wednesday 30

International Day of Friendship: Pray that the relationships our children build at their Compassion centers will be positive, edifying friendships.

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Thursay 31

Pray for a CSP mother in Rwanda, who experienced a mental breakdown after giving birth. She is under treatment while her baby is staying with an aunt.

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