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.

TLM New Zealand’s 2017 Youth Advocates at Anandaban Hospital, Nepal
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. - Psalm 100:5 (NIV) -
Week 8: 19-25 Feb

New Zealand


TLM NZ is planning for their new Strategic Plan 2019-2023. Pray for wisdom and a strong consensus as senior staff members and board members seek God’s will for the organisation in the next five years.


Praise God and pray for Gillian Whitley, TLM NZ Country Leader, who has diligently and humbly worked for TLM NZ for eleven years. Pray for wisdom and discernment as she leads the rest of the team in supporting people affected by leprosy. 


Give thanks for TLM NZ’s positive partnership with implementing countries and partner organisations. Pray these relationships will strengthen and continue to bring hope and lasting change to people affected by leprosy around the world. 


Give thanks for TLM NZ’s many volunteers who give so freely of their time to assist with office administration tasks, and who speak at local churches and community groups about leprosy. They play a vital role in TLM NZ’s work and their support is invaluable.


Over the course of this year, TLM NZ staff are conducting a range of fundraising activities with the message that leprosy can be defeated and lives transformed. Pray that these initiatives will be fruitful and inspire new committed donors. Praise God for New Zealanders who for many years have financially supported people affected by leprosy living in some of the poorest regions of the world. 


Each year a group of young people are chosen to become advocates for the vital work TLM does with leprosy-affected people. They then travel to Nepal and visit the Leprosy Mission hospital. Pray this year’s Youth Advocates can meet their fundraising commitment for leprosy work in Nepal. Remember also people affected by leprosy in Nepal who are still living in vulnerable situations following the 2015 earthquakes; pray they will receive the physical and spiritual support they require. 

About TLM New Zealand

Gillian meeting with a leprosy-affected patient at Muzaffarpur Hospital

The Leprosy Mission has been in New Zealand since 1912. About 12,000 New Zealanders regularly support the work of the Mission.

TLM NZ raises income through mail campaigns, a bequest programme, Cure One regular giving programme, and government grants. Their three strategic priorities (2014-18) are engaging New Zealanders in ending leprosy and transforming lives; resourcing and supporting field programmes to cure, care for and restore people with leprosy; and actively partnering with The Leprosy Mission Global Fellowship to end global leprosy. 

TLM NZ undertakes a range of activities in New Zealand including:

  • Youth Advocate Scholarship Programme for university students.
  • Running for Rights team in the Auckland Marathon. 
  • Partnering with Christian radio.
  • Working with ethnic communities from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Papua New Guinea and Ethiopia. 
  • Speaking to churches and community groups. 
  • Prayer diaries sent to ‘Prayer and Praise’ supporters throughout New Zealand.