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.

Northern Ireland website
Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. - Proverbs 16:3 (NIV) -
Week 39: 16-22 Sept

Northern Ireland


Give thanks for the many churches that faithfully support TLM. Pray for the efforts of the Northern Ireland team as they seek to initiate new relationships and deepen and develop existing partnerships with churches. Pray specifically for an increase in Church Volunteers who help raise awareness and support.


Give thanks for the faithful service and Godly leadership of the Board of Directors who govern TLM Northern Ireland. Pray particularly for Fiona Davidson, Board Chairperson. Pray for direction, wisdom and God’s leading in all the decisions that are made. As some members of the Board step down from their roles, pray that God would raise up the right people, at the right time, to replace them.


Give thanks for the growing collaborative partnerships between TLM Scotland, Trading, England and Wales, and Northern Ireland. During 2019, new joint ways of working are being implemented. Pray for unity, direction and increased impact from these initiatives. Pray that the Lord would pour out His blessings as we work together in unity.


Give thanks for the many volunteers who help raise support for TLM Northern Ireland. Pray for increased opportunities to share stories from around The Leprosy Mission. Pray that the volunteer speaker team would increase in size and impact.


Give thanks for the faithful and generous giving of supporters in Northern Ireland. Pray for God’s direction, blessing and timing over the fundraising efforts of TLM in 2019. Pray for increased giving and surplus funds during the year.


Pray for Director Joanne Briggs and the staff team as they work to raise awareness and funds in Northern Ireland. Changes in staffing will occur during 2019 as Peter Hilton leaves TLM to become a local Church minister. Give thanks for his faithful service and commitment over the years and pray for new staff members joining the Northern Ireland team. 

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:

  1. ENGAGE people from across Northern Ireland to help defeat leprosy and transform lives;
  2. RESOURCE – significantly increase financial resources to support those affected by leprosy and ensure maximum impact for every £1 donated;
  3. 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;
  4. ORGANISATIONAL EXCELLENCE – build an agile, resilient organisation that can effectively deliver its strategic objectives.

Staff and volunteers are passionate about mobilising others to help defeat leprosy and transform lives. They do this by engaging with churches, schools and Christian faith organisations, and calling them to action. Staff and volunteers visit churches and associated groups and speak regularly at services and events, and produce a magazine and prayer update three times a year.

In 2019, TLM Northern Ireland will prioritise and develop donor relationships and explore new opportunities to raise funds and increase long term support. Collaboration will be key as they partner with TLM England and Wales, TLM Scotland and TLM Trading on joint campaigns, funding applications and fundraising support.