July 2011 Prayer Calendar for Children in Poverty

View Compassion's July 2011 prayer calendar to see how you can be specifically praying for children in poverty everyday.

July 2011 Prayer Calendar

Did you know that every day more than 4,900 children die of water-related illness and poor sanitation? That’s one child every 18 seconds.

Join Compassion this month in praying for the health of the millions of children who have no access to clean water.

Download this month's Prayer Calendar (PDF)

Verse of the Month

“Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”

John 7:37-38, NIV

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Friday 1 We praise God for His protection over the Compassion children near Pelileo township in Ecuador, where the Tungurahua volcano recently erupted!

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Saturday 2 Please pray for Compassion-assisted children, families and Implementing Church Partner (ICP) staff who were affected by a typhoon that hit the Bicol region of the Philippines.

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Sunday 3 Pray for the multitudes of children and families who do not have ready access to safe water. The ongoing problem has been compounded by recent flooding in several countries.

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Monday 4 Pray for Toollip, Dolon, Nirob and Jhorna in Bangladesh, who are all suffering from heart problems.

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Tuesday 5 Pray for the children in our eastern India programs who are suffering from tuberculosis — especially Jonathan, Daniel, Amy, Bedo, Foolkumari and Simon.

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Wednesday 6 A Compassion-assisted child development center in Ghana asks for prayer for a child who has been diagnosed as HIV positive. Pray for God’s favor over her life and health.

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Thursday 7 Pray for the continued safety of our children, families and ICP staff in Flores, Guatemala, where drug-related violence is constant.

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Friday 8 Please continue to pray for the more than 70 children who lost homes or belongings to the recent flooding in Colombia.

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Saturday 9 Pray for healing and comfort for Maria, the aunt of Compassion IT contractor Jaime in Brazil, whose lung cancer has spread to her brain and spine.

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Sunday 10 Please pray for Rwandan children Marcelline, Aminatha and Eliminatha, who recently lost their fathers in the same public transport accident.

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Monday 11 Please pray for Alvaro in Bolivia, who is grieving the death of his mother and will now be under the care of his 85-year-old grandmother.

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Tuesday 12 Pray for the Child Survival Program mother in Sri Lanka who was brutally beaten by her husband. Her father-in-law finds it hard to manage the children while she recovers; he wants to put them in an orphanage.

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Wednesday 13 Please pray for the many women in rural communities of Mexico who suffer from discrimination and physical abuse.

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Thursday 14 Pray for Pramila in India, who is very sick. Her mother went to another city to find work, leaving her alone with no one to look after her.

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Friday 15 We praise God that Átila, one of our former Child Sponsorship Program students in Brazil, has received a scholarship to study in the United States (Kentucky)!

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Saturday 16 Please pray that all of our children, families and ICP staff in Cúcuta, Colombia, will be protected from waterborne diseases resulting from recent flooding.

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Sunday 17 Please pray for the health and safety of the 15 pregnant mothers and for the holistic growth of 25 mothers and their children at the new Bagong Silang Child Survival Program in the Philippines.

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Monday 18 Pray for 6-year-old Johader from Peru, whose father was recently killed by a stray bullet.

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Tuesday 19 Please pray for sponsored children Ratan, Arun, Karthick and Sridevi in India, each of whom recently lost a parent to illness or accident.

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Wednesday 20 Please pray for Janet, our social worker at Ghana’s Tarkwa Methodist Child Development Center. Janet needs God’s healing for a health problem.

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Thursday 21 Praise God that the families of Compassion children and ICP staff affected by recent flooding in Ecuador have been able to leave temporary shelters and return to their homes.

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Friday 22 Pray for Ines, the mother of sponsored child Rodrigo in Bolivia. She has been diagnosed with cancer. Pray for healing and encouragement for her and her family.

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Saturday 23 Pray for eastern India children who are suffering from malaria — especially Samson, Isaac and Raja.

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Sunday 24 Pray for Rachel in Rwanda, whose father was killed in a motorcycle accident.

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Monday 25 Please pray for the children and ICP staff of Projeto Oficina de Vida student center in Mutuá, Brazil. One of their tutors passed away and the teenagers are taking it hard.

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Tuesday 26 Pray for Eba in Bangladesh, who is suffering from blood cancer.

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Wednesday 27 Please pray for Mario in Mexico, who suffers from a degenerative muscle disease. His parents are not mentally able to care for him, leaving his 11-year-old sister to care for the family.

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Thursday 28 Pray for three sponsored children in Ghana, whose homes and belongings were damaged in recent flooding.

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Friday 29 Pray for 7-year-old Venily and his 10-year-old sister, Robin, from Peru. Their mother recently died after a short illness.

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Saturday 30 Praise God that no Compassion children or staff were harmed and that no damage was reported from the recent earthquake that occurred off the coast of Indonesia’s East Java province!

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Sunday 31 Pray for the Christ-centered, holistic development of each child touched by Compassion’s outreach around the world. Pray for the children’s release from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty in Jesus’ name, enabling them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults.

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