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's 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.

The 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.

Heal the sick, raise the dead to life, heal people who have leprosy - Matthew 10:8 -
Week 48: 18-24 November

England and Wales


Give thanks for the thousands of church representatives who keep their church families informed and engaged in the work of The Leprosy Mission. Pray that they feel valued and know that they are a making an impact. Pray that as some come towards retirement, others will be willing to take on this important responsibility. 


Give thanks for the volunteer speakers who ensure that the needs of people affected by leprosy are heard in churches and small groups all over the United Kingdom. Pray for protection as they travel around, and that they will be blessed as they bless others. 


The work of The Leprosy Mission was birthed and cradled in prayer and we give thanks for all the supporters who already pray for our work. Please pray that more people will sign up to receive prayer resources from TLM England and Wales as they look to encourage a new generation of prayer warriors; Prayer Partners to pray regularly for the work of the Mission.


Please pray for TLM staff as they rally MPs and Peers in Parliament to increase government support for leprosy work. Pray that the ongoing applications to UK Aid for funding for new projects will be approved and that thousands of people affected by leprosy will benefit.


We are so blessed with the support of a diverse range of vice presidents who speak out on behalf of leprosy-affected people and give their time to talk at events and gatherings. Give thanks for these champions and pray for more people who can engage with the media and at events to galvanise existing and new supporters into action.


Give thanks for the stamps and collectible volunteers who spend hours sorting through the various collectibles and sorting and trimming stamps donated over the year, in the office and in their own homes. 

Volunteers are a vital bridge to engaging supporters and potential supporters in praying for and financially supporting the work of The Leprosy Mission. Many are unsung heroes, doing what God has prompted them to do for the least and the lost. We are so grateful for everyone who is doing their part.

One volunteer speaker, Sally Esdale (pictured above), took her efforts to raise awareness and funds to another level and walked 50 miles in Holy Week of 2018. Sally has supported The Leprosy Mission since 1985 and, after retiring from her teaching career, has dedicated herself to speaking about the charity’s work in churches and community groups. In 2017 she travelled to India to visit two Leprosy Mission hospitals which further fuelled her heart to help those with leprosy. Sally said, “I always think what would Jesus do and in the Bible we read He took every opportunity to help someone. There’s a person attached to every story.”

Sally and her husband Charles are now planning a tandem cycle ride to raise money for The Leprosy Mission’s work at Premananda Hospital. She says, “I can’t ride a bicycle because I’m useless at steering, but I can go on the back of a tandem – no problem. It’s a fantastic way of meeting people and telling them about these terribly isolated and marginalised people in Asia and Africa who desperately need our help.”