Dear Prayer Partner,

This year, we’re looking at different types of prayer, starting with a prayer of adoration.

God is so good, and he deserves our praise and admiration. That’s what a prayer of adoration is all about. It’s worshiping God through our words and thoughts from a place of deep love, respect and genuine awe of who God is.

One prayer of adoration from Scripture comes at an unlikely time, when David had fled to the desert from a rebellion led by his own son. Yet, even in this dry and barren place, David prayed to God …

“Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.
I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.
I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.”
– Psalm 63:3-5, NIV

May we also be able recognize — even in times of pain and discomfort — that God is good and worthy of our adoration. At all times, his love is satisfying and his goodness is beyond compare.


In Christ,
Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado
President and CEO
Compassion International



  • Thank God that families who were displaced by flooding in Indonesia are back in their homes and resuming daily activities.
  • Praise God for the end to a tribal war in Indonesia. Children have been able to return to school, and activities have resumed at the Compassion center.
  • Praise God for providing the resources for Salome in Tanzania to receive hearing aids.