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.

Distribution of blankets and corn for the severely disabled and elderly persons affected by leprosy in Shasemene.
Because the Lord your God is a God of mercy, he will not take away his help from you or let destruction overtake you, or be false to the agreement which he made by an oath with your fathers. - Deuteronomy 4:31 (BBE) -
Week 22: 29 May - 4 Jun



Please pray for the people we serve in Ethiopia, that their lives will not only be transformed through medical, social and economic interventions but that they will meet Jesus.


Pray for Ethiopia as a drought prone country and for those affected by drought, especially the most vulnerable people such as children and the very disabled and elderly people affected by leprosy.


Pray for the new project implemented by Boru Meda Hospital and ENAPAL that started towards the end of 2016. Pray for the training of health centre staff and health extension workers given by Boru Meda health experts, that the new knowledge will be put into practice at both the health centre and community level.


International organisations working in Ethiopia need to comply with strict Government rules which include detailed procedures for ongoing registration. Pray for Tanny and Berihun as they work ‘in the detail’ to ensure that TLM complies with every requirement. 


Pray for good relationships between ENAPAL’s association members and the health centre staff as potential leprosy cases are referred to the health centre. Pray for positive communication in both directions and that confirmed cases can be followed up by association members in order to encourage new leprosy patients to adhere to treatment. 


Pray for TLM Ethiopia’s small team of staff, that they will work efficiently and that good relationships are maintained with partners and government as well as new partnerships developed. Pray too for wisdom and insight for the team as they explore fundraising opportunities.

About TLM Ethiopia

TLM Ethiopia’s vision for the next five years is “People affected by leprosy and their communities are engaged in transforming their lives”. The small team in Ethiopia works closely with partners in order to complement the work they do and use resources efficiently.  

TLM has been partnering with the Ethiopian National Association of Persons Affected by Leprosy (ENAPAL) and its local associations for many years. ENAPAL has around 20,000 leprosy-affected and other disabled people as members, enabling TLM Ethiopia to work with people affected by leprosy at community level in seven regions in Ethiopia. We also work with the All African Leprosy Tuberculosis Rehabilitation and Research Training Centre (ALERT), a referral hospital for leprosy complications and reconstructive surgery and an international training and research centre. Addis Ababa Leprosy Victims Rehabilitation Association (ALVRA) runs a hostel accommodation for rural leprosy patients coming for specific treatment at ALERT. A new project with Boru Meda Hospital and ENAPAL provides people affected by leprosy access to good quality local leprosy and rehabilitation services.

Being a member of the Leprosy Expert Advisory Group, which is led by the Federal Ministry of Health, gives TLM Ethiopia an opportunity to also influence and address leprosy matters at national level.