Prayer Calendar - Compassion International

When you join Compassion International's Prayer Partner Network, you will receive a monthly prayer calendar via e-mail at the end of each month.

The 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.

A Message from Santiago "Jimmy" Mellado
Santiago "Jimmy" Mellado in Bolivia

Wasn’t it so amazing to hear from Sidney Muisyo, Vice President of the Africa region, last month? It truly is an honor to serve alongside Sidney, and I’m so happy that he was able to share with you about his home country of Africa.

In that letter, Sidney asked you to specifically pray for “children who remain vulnerable to poverty, abuse and exploitation.” This month, I would implore you to pray for the needs faced by these most vulnerable victims of poverty.

Will you pray for the orphans of Africa? While the AIDS epidemic has slowed dramatically, the country now must learn to care for the many children left orphaned when the disease was at its deadliest. Pray that they will be cared for by loving adults, and that they will not be stigmatized.

Next, will you remember the families we serve in Africa? Sidney told us last month that abuse can be the result of “deeply rooted cultural behaviors.” Will you pray that our staff will find the words to say to show parents how critical it is to raise their children in loving, safe homes?

Friends, I know that these are heavy things we’re asking you to pray for. But we ask because we believe in the power of prayer and the passion of God to rescue His children.

And we also believe in the importance of praising. That’s why, next month, we’ll discuss some of the praises we’ve seen come out of Africa. Thank you again for lifting up these prayers for the beautiful, resilient people of Africa!

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Santiago "Jimmy" Mellado
President and CEO
Compassion International 

  • We praise God that the 37 children in Brazil recently displaced by flooding have all returned to their homes.
  • We praise God for healing 17-year-old Elizabeth in Rwanda after she was diagnosed with malaria.
  • We praise God that none of our children were affected by the recent eruption of the San Cristobál Volcano in Nicaragua.
  • We praise God that the government and unions in Burkina Faso reached an agreement, and students are back in school.