Dear prayer partner,

As you may know, each month this year we’ve discussed a new type of prayer. What a blessing this journey has been! We’ve explored prayers of adoration, transformation, intercession and more. I hope the journey has encouraged you to expand your prayer life in new ways — and that you’re finishing this year closer to the Lord than you were before.

I also want to thank you for your dedication to praying for children and families living in poverty. As you’ve seen, around the world this year, so many have suffered disasters, obstacles and illnesses — but by lifting these requests up to the Lord, you’ve helped offer relief, solutions and healing to vulnerable boys and girls. Thank you.

As we move through the last few weeks of 2023 — surrounded by family and friends as we celebrate the birth of our Savior — I’ll leave you with a final prayer to close out this year and look to 2024. A benediction from Hebrews 13:20-21 (NIV) …

Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal
covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that
great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for
doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him,
through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever.”




  • Thank God that families impacted by flooding in an area of Indonesia are in good health and have received food relief and school supplies to aid their recovery.
  • Thank God that life has returned to normal in parts of Malawi previously impacted by Cyclone Freddy. People have returned to their homes, and displacement camps have been decommissioned.
  • Thank God that heavy rains have decreased in El Salvador. Pray that better weather will continue.