Pray with us

According to the founder of The Leprosy Mission, Wellesley Bailey, the Mission was
‘born and cradled in prayer’.

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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.

CSL Danja
From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another. - John 1:16 (NLT) -
Week 46: 12-18 November

Niger

monday

Pray that the TLM Niger team will be able to successfully complete their remaining activities for the last quarter of the year. One of the major activities is supervising the drilling of a borehole for the Danja community. Pray that they will be able to strike water that will be sufficient for the growing population of people affected by leprosy and their families living in this community.

tuesday

Pray that the Lord will grant TLM Niger wisdom as they make efforts to improve their relationship and work with the national leprosy control programme team. Pray that TLM’s support will help the national programme achieve its objectives.

wednesday

IDEA Niger has stepped up in taking responsibility for implementing some project activities on behalf of TLM Niger. Pray for Joshua Aboubacar, the IDEA Coordinator, and all the IDEA executives who are working to ensure the voices of people affected by leprosy are heard.

thursday

CSL Danja continues to go through financial challenges. Please pray that the Lord will raise donors to support the hospital so that they can offset the hospital debt. Pray too for God's guidance and provision in finding a long term Hospital Administrator and Medical Officer. This is critical to the survival of the hospital.

friday

TLM Niger is making efforts to sensitise the local church community leaders and groups about leprosy through an integral mission workshop; pray for the success of this initiative so that the church can be involve in caring for people affected by leprosy and act as agents of positive change to the community.

saturday/sunday

Pray for improved economy and security in Niger. The country has been badly affected by insecurity from the borders of their neighbouring countries, which is having an adverse effect on the economy and free movement of goods and services as well as the activities of NGOs in some of the communities at the border.

About TLM Niger

Drought-prone Niger is among the poorest countries in the world. Life expectancy is low, infant mortality and maternal death are high. 80% of the population live on less than €2 per day; often worse for more vulnerable populations such as people affected by leprosy or disability.

TLM Niger has been working in Maradi since 1956 in collaboration with SIM Niger to support CSL Danja Leprosy Hospital. Since 2011 their office has been based in Niamey, the capital, in order to better support the National Leprosy Control Programme through technical, strategic and operational contributions; and also enabling them to more easily expand into other regions, improving local leprosy services. 

In 2015 TLM Niger developed a strategic plan with the vision ‘People affected by leprosy have improved quality of life and feel part of the community through quality leprosy services and community-based rehabilitation’ and with the following priorities:

  • Sustainable leprosy services
  • Reducing stigma
  • Enhancing livelihoods
  • Establishing sustainable partnerships.

Two new projects in Maradi region continue the work around CSL Danja Hospital, involving elements of leprosy control, community-based rehabilitation and inclusive development. TLM Niger also supports IDEA, an association of people affected by leprosy.