Prayer Calendar

Prayer calendar - When you join our Prayer Partner Network, you will receive our monthly prayer calendar via e-mail at the end of each month.

Our monthly prayer calendar will help you pray consistently for "the least of these." Please take a few minutes each day to pray for a child and commit the child's need to our loving Father.

December 2015 Prayer Calendar
Mark Hanlon

Dear Prayer Partner,

The 23rd Psalm is probably one of the most familiar passages in the Bible. It is a comforting passage about a loving Shepherd caring for His sheep. It brings to mind green meadows and quiet waters. It makes me think, though, how interesting it is that as we approach the busyness of Christmas, the celebration of Jesus, our Shepherd, there is very little peace or quiet!

But if you look at the Psalms, the Shepherd is very active – as if He knows it’s hard for us to quiet our souls on our own. He makes us lie down, He leads us and refreshes us. Because He knows what is best.

He does that for all of His children – including those we serve around the world. For a child in poverty, there is often little quietness. Their homes are often crowded, the streets can be filled with violence. Yet God offers them the same rest and refreshment. He offers them the same calmness of soul.

This month, will you pray, that in the midst of the chaos of poverty, children will experience security in the Shepherd? That the peace of Christ will truly dwell in their hearts as they learn about the love of Jesus, Who was born and died so they would have life?

Thank you, as always, for your continued prayers on behalf of the children we serve together. And I pray that you and yours will have a wonderful Christmas, filled with moments of peace.

The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.
 — Psalm 23:1-3, NIV

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Mark Hanlon
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Compassion International

  • We praise God that the political unrest in Burkina Faso has been resolved and no staff or Compassion children were adversely affected!
  • We praise God that Surojit, Subhjit, Deb and Sharmista in India have all been healed of their sicknesses!
  • Last month we prayed for siblings Yahaira and Maria in El Salvador whose parents were killed by gang members. The girls are now safely living with their aunt and grandmother.
  • We praise God that 8-year-old Meheret from Ethiopia had successful heart surgery in India and is now home!
World AIDS Day Prayer Requests
"The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective." — James 5:16, NIV

December 1 is World AIDS Day, and according to the World Bank, 3.3 million children under the age of 15 were living with HIV at the end of 2014.*

  • Pray for Compassion children and their caregivers throughout the world who suffer from HIV or AIDS, that they would receive comfort and healing.
  • Pray that our local church partners are successful in their efforts to fight the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV and AIDS.
  • Pray that governments and community groups will work together to educate their citizens about the risks of HIV/AIDS and that their efforts will be successful.
  • Pray that antiretroviral drugs will be made available to children and parents living in at-risk communities and that affected families will have access to treatment and support.
  • Lift up children and families who are affected by HIV/AIDS and have been shunned, persecuted or marginalized; pray that they will find peace, security and acceptance.
  • Pray also that God will comfort and strengthen those who have lost loved ones to AIDS.


*World Bank Group. Global Monitoring Report 2014/2015: Ending Poverty and Sharing Prosperity.