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.

TLM Ireland team
Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. - Proverbs 16:3 (NIV) -
Week 16: 16-22 April

Northern Ireland

monday

Give thanks for the new database and website. Pray that these will be useful and effective tools to engage with people in an inspiring and targeted way and help to bring about a notable increase in prayer support and giving.

tuesday

Give thanks for the growing collaborative partnerships between TLM Scotland, Trading, England and Wales and Northern Ireland. During 2018, new joint campaigns are being considered. Pray that the Lord would pour out his blessings, bringing unity, direction and increased impact from these initiatives. 

wednesday

Give thanks for the faithful service and Godly leadership of the board of TLM Northern Ireland. Pray for direction, wisdom and God’s leading in all their decisions. As some board members step down, pray that God would raise up the right people to replace them. 

thursday

Give thanks for the faithful and generous giving of supporters in Northern Ireland over many years, both individuals and churches. Pray that God would lead and direct the TLM Northern Ireland team to engage new supporters and develop further sources of income, as they seek to significantly grow the amount of money remitted to TLM projects.

friday

Give thanks for the support of nearly 300 church representatives who faithfully pray and raise funds and awareness on behalf of TLM. As some retire, pray that others will be raised. Pray also for safety and open doors for the volunteer speakers’ team as they speak at churches and different community groups.

saturday/sunday

Pray for Joanne Briggs, National Director, and the staff team as they work to raise awareness and funds in Northern Ireland. Give thanks for their commitment and passion for the work of The Leprosy Mission. Pray for effective team work, unity and protection over them. 

About TLM Northern Ireland

TLM Northern Ireland engages and educates people to help resource and support the work in leprosy affected countries. Prayer is at the core of all activities.

The four priorities in their strategic plan, 2017-2020 are:

  • ENGAGE people from across Northern Ireland to help defeat leprosy and transform lives;
  • RESOURCE – significantly increase financial resources to support those affected by leprosy and ensure maximum impact for every £1 donated;
  • EDUCATE AND ADVOCATE – promote an accurate understanding of leprosy. Increase access to equal human rights for those affected by leprosy by tackling stigma and discrimination and promoting positive change in public policy and practice;
  • ORGANISATIONAL EXCELLENCE – build an agile, resilient organisation that can effectively deliver its strategic objectives.

The team engages with all ages from all over Northern Ireland, especially those from churches, schools and Christian faith organisations. Staff and volunteers visit churches and associated groups and speak regularly at services and events. As well as a quarterly prayer update, they also produce a magazine twice a year. 

In 2018, TLM Northern Ireland will be prioritising and developing donor relationships and exploring new opportunities to raise funds and increase long term support. Collaboration across the UK will be key as they plan to partner with TLM Scotland, TLM Trading and TLM England and Wales on joint campaigns, funding applications and fundraising support.