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.

Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. - Psalm 62:5 (NIV) -
Week 21: 20-26 May

Canada, USA and Ireland


Pray that the implementation of effect:hope’s new strategic plan creates strong and dynamic results that share their message with Canadians and inspire them to support those living with the effects of leprosy and other neglected tropical diseases. 


Pray that effect:hope will continue to have collaborative relationships with governments and other NGO partners as we work together to achieve zero transmission, zero disability, and zero discrimination from leprosy and NTDs.


Pray that effect:hope’s work in preventative care, early diagnosis, and transmission research encourages donors, foundations, and governments to increase support for such programmes as Research to Stop Neglected Tropical Diseases Transmission (R2STOP) and Every Child Thrives. 


Pray for new partnerships with funding organisations and new donors who will become champions of ALM’s ministry.


Pray for cultural awareness and heeding of in-country counsel as ALM promotes a balance of gospel demonstration and proclamation (Integral Mission) across networks, partners and projects.


Pray for wisdom as ALM and partner organisations scale up work in multiple neglected tropical diseases. Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere struggle with five or more.

About effect:hope
Restoring hope is the first step towards healing someone affected by leprosy. Inspired by Jesus, effect:hope works to free people from the disease, the disability and the stigma that often follow. They also equip local health teams with the knowledge gained from serving those with leprosy and apply it to people with similar diseases in the same communities. In so doing, they can prevent long-term disability from leprosy, Buruli ulcer, Lymphatic filariasis and other diseases of the poor.

About American Leprosy Missions
Founded in 1906, American Leprosy Missions (ALM) is the oldest and largest Christian organisation in the United States dedicated to curing and caring for people affected by leprosy and related diseases. American Leprosy Missions has transformed the lives of more than four million people worldwide through medical treatment and training, Christian outreach, prevention of disability, community development and research.

About The Mission to End Leprosy
The Mission to End Leprosy (formerly TLM Ireland) supports strategic interventions to map, prevent and treat leprosy by partnering with affected communities, researchers, government agencies, NGOs, hospitals, funders, and entrepreneurs. In addition to leprosy, they work with other neglected infectious and parasitic diseases found in the same regions. Their areas of focus include health systems, breaking transmission, mobilisation, building inclusive communities, leadership, and patient care. TLM Ireland’s focus this year is on diversifying their funding streams.