Pray with us

According to the founder of The Leprosy Mission, Wellesley Bailey, the Mission was
‘born and cradled in prayer’.


Prayer continues to be central to all that we do. The Leprosy Mission International office produces prayer resources that give a global overview as well as the current prayer needs for our work with leprosy-affected people, our staff, and the countries that we work in. Many other TLM offices also produce prayer resources on a quarterly or monthly basis – check our list of Members to see if there’s a TLM office near you.

ASK Prayer Diary is an annual prayer guide providing a global overview of The Leprosy Mission’s work. You can view the ASK Prayer Diary week by week below, download a PDF of the full year, or request a printed booklet. A quarterly prayer guide with updated details, needs and points of praise is also available for download.

Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day. - 1 Chronicles 16:23 (NIV) -
Week 51: 17-23 December

Global Voice


The Global Leprosy Strategy, endorsed by the World Health Organization and organisations like TLM, calls on governments to repeal legislation that discriminates against people affected by leprosy. Pray for all TLM countries in Asia and Africa as they work out strategies to influence governments for change – and praise God for the successes to date.


Many of the networks we are part of are not Christian, though they include Christian organisations. Pray for TLM to maintain and uphold our values which are modelled on the example of Jesus Christ as we meet and collaborate with other workers in this area who do not follow Him.


In 2017 a new TLM Global Fellowship Advocacy Network was formed and developed an advocacy strategy for the Mission. Pray that they will work together effectively in identifying and implementing important focuses for our collective advocacy efforts.


Pray for the work of Pradeep Bagival, Head of Advocacy at TLM’s International Office, as he works with TLM countries everywhere to make sure that TLM is not only well-represented at events where we can exert influence, but also that we present clear, consistent messages.


ILEP’s current key focus is the ‘Triple Zero Campaign’ – calling for Zero Transmission, Zero Disability and Zero Discrimination. Pray that these banners would provide a strong rallying point for effective combined advocacy.


In 2017, The Leprosy Mission and likeminded organisations successfully lobbied for the United Nations to appoint an exclusive Special Rapporteur on elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their families. Give thanks and pray for the positive impact of this role on the recognition of the rights of people affected by leprosy worldwide.

Our Global Voice

Globally TLM is part of a range of networks and partnerships relating to leprosy and related health fields and our Christian identity. Some of these partnerships are opportunities for us to strengthen the collective fight against leprosy and its consequences, whereas some are an opportunity for us to make sure the voice of people affected by leprosy is heard and included in global issues.

Some of the networks TLM is involved with are:

  • ILEP – The International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations. TLM is a founder member of ILEP, which is based in Switzerland. Its main emphasis is ensuring that the key messages about leprosy, which all the ILEP members share, are voiced in all possible forums, and boosting practical collaboration between the member associations. 
  • Micah – Micah is a global Christian community of organisations and individuals committed to integral mission.
  • IDDC – The International Disability and Development Consortium. IDDC includes a wide range of organisations that, like TLM, want to make sure that development programmes are inclusive so that people with disabilities are able to fully engage in community life. 
  • Leprosy Research Initiative – TLM is one of the five organisations who are making major contributions each year to this joint fund to support leprosy research.
  • NNN – NNN is a network of organisations like TLM that fund or implement programmes focused on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) such as leprosy. It offers opportunities for new sources of funding and for joint programmes targeting several neglected diseases affecting people in a country or region.
  • EU-Cord – This is a network of 22 Europe-based Christian organisations working towards the eradication of poverty. Together they share knowledge, seek funding (especially from the EU) and enable the voice of people living in poverty to be heard.

TLM is also involved in lobbying with individual governments and multilateral bodies such as the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the European Union and the G7. There is a continuing focus on the Sustainable Development Goals, a set of targets for development agreed by UN Member States for 2016-2030.