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 with a group of Bolivian children

Dear Prayer Partner,

Have you ever wondered why the term “living water” is used so often in the Bible? Jeremiah the prophet describes God as “the spring of living water.” In John 4:10, Jesus offers the woman at the well a spring of water that will well up to eternal life.

It’s no wonder that the Bible is filled with water metaphors! Water is essential for life — and living water is essential for abundant life. For those living in poverty, the two cannot be separated. How can a child in poverty focus on schoolwork when he is dehydrated and sick from waterborne diseases? A little girl who can rarely bathe is ridiculed and believes the lie that she is unworthy.

This month, on March 22, we celebrate World Water Day. I would ask that each time you turn on the water in your home, or take a sip of water, you will remember to pray in these two ways.

First, will you pray that clean, pure, safe water will be readily available to each community where we work? Read the story about a center in Nicaragua in this month’s calendar to more fully understand both the challenges of lack of clean water and the joy that comes with providing those much-needed resources.

And then, will you also pray for the Living Water of the Holy Spirit to fill the churches, communities and families we serve? Pray that they will drink from the well that never goes dry.

Thank you, as always, for praying for those living in desperate poverty. Your prayers bring refreshment and hope to so many!

Jimmy Mellado signature (first name only)
Santiago "Jimmy" Mellado 
President and CEO
Compassion International 

  • We praise God that conditions have returned to normal in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, after the eruption of Mount Soputan caused widespread damage.
  • The staff from Compassion Ghana would like to praise God for protection, provision and sustenance over Compassion Ghana.
  • We praise God that none of our children, families or centers were affected by the recent tsunami that hit the Bantan Province on the island of Java in Indonesia.
  • The staff from Compassion Sri Lanka would like to praise God for the vacancies that are being filled.