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.

Learning to make salted eggs and banana chips during rehabilitation.
I will not leave you desolate: I will come to you. - John 14:18 (RSV) -
Week 30: 24-30 Jul



Amongst the thousands of displaced people or poor migrants seeking jobs in Thailand are folk needing treatment. Pray they will find appropriate help for healing.


The numbers of new leprosy cases has decreased in Thailand but so has leprosy awareness. New patients may go to many clinics before receiving correct diagnosis and treatment. Pray for leprosy training programmes to be effective.


Pray for McKean, a Christian centre in north Thailand where many leprosy patients and displaced people find a welcome, healing and hope.


In all its programmes and facilities McKean integrates people affected by leprosy, disability and problems related to aging. Pray for good relationships, and development of the new multi-tiered aged-care projects.


Pray for Thai and other Southeast Asian medical students who receive leprosy training in McKean to remember and apply what they learn, so patients will receive earlier diagnosis and treatment.


McKean's work includes palliative care and comprehensive end of life care for elderly patients and relatives, from many nationalities, including many who have no idea about the Christian hope. Pray for this key ministry and all involved.

McKean Rehabilitation Center

McKean Rehabilitation Center, owned by the Thai church, has been TLM's partner in Thailand for many years. Today McKean cares for and integrates patients with leprosy and disabilities and age-related problems. McKean is recognised as the centre providing leprosy expertise in north Thailand, and also provides residential treatment and rehabilitation for marginalised or displaced disabled persons, along with training in activities to promote sustainable livelihoods. McKean has also been pioneering the development of multi-tiered aged care for the broad spectrum of elderly folk in the region.