October 2011 Prayer Calendar for Children in Poverty

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

October 2011 Prayer Calendar

This past summer, several of the children we serve around the world were affected by disasters such as floods and heavy rains.

As you pray for children, will you lift up their safety? Will you pray that they find peace in times of turmoil? And pray that they will continue to find comfort from the true Prince of Peace.

Verse of the Month

"Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits — who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion."

Psalm 103:2-4, NIV

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Saturday 1

As we enter Compassion’s 60th year this month, pray that we would all be faithful to the legacy of Christ-centered integrity established by those on whose shoulders we stand. Pray that we, in turn, will build upon that legacy by trusting God, working wisely, and serving even more effectively to release many millions of children from poverty in the years ahead.

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Sunday 2

Pray for Compassion leaders participating in the Global Leadership Forum October 3–7 in Colorado Springs as they gather for prayer, reflection, vision casting and strategic development.

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Monday 3

Pray for Compassion-assisted children and their families in eastern Uganda, where a recent landslide killed at least 24 people. As of this report, 15 children from the Bulegeni Child Development Center were affected — all are safe but one child lost several family members. Homes of the other children are either destroyed or endangered. Compassion is providing food, temporary shelter and assistance as needed to these families.

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Tuesday 4

Pray for children, their families, and staff of the Pena de Horeb Student Centre in Magungu, Colombia whose homes were damaged and who lost belongings during recent floods.

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Wednesday 5

Pray for Rajni of the Jhirpani Child Development Center in eastern India, and her family. Rajni’s father recently passed away.

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Thursday 6

Pray for the Compassion-assisted children, their families and Compassion staff in the Dominican Republic whose homes were damaged by hurricane Irene.

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Friday 7

Pray for Silvia, director of the Discípulos para el Futuro Student Center in Nicaragua, who has a growing tumor in her neck.

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Saturday 8

Pray for Compassion-assisted children, their families, and our staff whose homes have been flooded by heavy rains near the city of Khulna in Bangladesh.

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Sunday 9

Pray for comfort for Saint-Germain, a Leadership Development Program student in Haiti, whose mother recently died.

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Monday 10

Pray for the family of José, a Compassion-assisted child in Peru, whose little sister was playing next to the road and was killed instantly when she was hit by a car.

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Tuesday 11

Pray for healing for Thailand children Satron, who has aortic stenosis, and Jenjira, who has leukemia.

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Wednesday 12

Pray for the children and staff of CDI Rayitos de Luz center in Cacahoatan, Chiapas, Mexico as they repair their facility after an electrical fire destroyed filing cabinets, computers and educational materials.

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Thursday 13

Eight-year-old Vincensius, a Compassion-assisted child in Indonesia, was struck by a train in August. He is undergoing multiple surgeries to repair his fractured skull. Pray for his recovery and for strength for his family.

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Friday 14

Pray for comfort for Brazilian children Andressa and Ana, whose mother died from an accidental poisoning.

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Saturday 15

Pray for healing for Philippine children Julia, who underwent corrective surgery for a chest deformity; Janice  and Iries, who need heart surgery; Romeo, who has spinal abscesses; and Angel, who at this report is in a coma due to meningitis.

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Sunday 16

Praise God for His protection of Compassion-assisted children in the San Francisco neighborhood of Cartagena, Colombia after flooding created a fault line that destroyed more than 550 homes.

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Monday 17

Wild elephants have been plaguing the area of Naxalbari in eastern India. Pray for protection for Compassion-assisted children, their families, and our staff there.

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Tuesday 18

Pray for Liliane in Rwanda, who is experiencing acute renal failure. She needs a kidney transplant but as of this report an organ donor has not been found.

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Wednesday 19

Pray for Abigail, 2-year-old daughter of our Dios Te Ama child development center director in Mateare, Nicaragua. Abigail fell from a wall and has since shown troubling medical symptoms.

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Thursday 20

Pray for recovery after surgery and adaptation to new dialysis for Mr. Jimmy, the father of Compassion Asia partnership auditor Winston Walujan.

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Friday 21

Pray for comfort and provision for Juan and his family in Peru. Juan’s father was murdered after being robbed.

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Saturday 22

Please continue praying for Compassion-assisted children, their families, and our staff in Thailand whose homes were damaged by Typhoon Nock-Ten.

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Sunday 23

Pray for the Ashish Nivas Hostel in eastern India, which needs electricity and construction of a dining hall and a compound wall.

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Monday 24

Pray for Brazilian children and their families assisted by the CDI Vida VI center in Ponte Preta. Many houses have been flooded and others have collapsed because of landslides.

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Tuesday 25

Please continue praying for Compassion-assisted children and their families in Ethiopia who are suffering from HIV/AIDS.

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Wednesday 26

Pray for the safety of Compassion field staff, especially those visiting dangerous and violent areas of El Salvador.

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Thursday 27

Pray for God’s protection and provision in the aftermath of floods in Thailand. Many families lost homes or household items and some of their rice fields are under water.

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Friday 28

Pray for Kenneth in Tipitapa, Nicaragua, whose cancer has worsened.

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Saturday 29

Pray for God’s blessing and protection on all the artists and speakers who so generously and graciously present Compassion child-sponsorship opportunities at their concerts and events.

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Sunday 30

Praise God for His protection of our children and staff when an early-morning fire destroyed classrooms, educational materials, child and project records, furniture and computers at the Roca Mia Child Development Center in Peru.

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Monday 31

Praise God for His care and protection over our children and staff in Burkina Faso after recent flooding.

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