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.

Fishing from Hope Farm lake.
The fallow ground of the poor would yield much food, but it is swept away through injustice. - Proverbs 13:23 (ESV) -
Week 33: 14-20 Aug

Sri Lanka

monday

Pray that the 700+ trained church leaders will be the salt and light as they reach out to their communities in defeating leprosy. Pray that members of their congregations will be motivated to champion leprosy, raising awareness about the disease and befriending those affected.

tuesday

Pray that the church will be able to work together in harmony with the other religious groups in creating leprosy awareness, and will work together to lobby for the repeal of leprosy-related discriminatory legislation in Sri Lanka.

wednesday

Pray for continued favour as partners work closely with the Ministry of Health, other development organisations, universities, schools, prisons and businesses in defeating leprosy.

thursday

Pray for the KKM team as they raise awareness in schools, that students will champion the promotion of leprosy in their communities and people will be diagnosed and treated early.

friday

Pray for Hope Farm, that the farm continues to be profitable and is able to support ongoing leprosy work. Pray for all the households that have planted kitchen gardens from seedlings from the farm; that they will lead to improved nutrition for people affected by leprosy.

saturday/sunday

Pray for KKM’s leprosy programme as it is extended to Vavuniya District; that it successfully reaches out to new communities and raises their awareness of leprosy. Pray for the children who have recently been diagnosed.

About TLM's work in Sri Lanka

The number of new cases of leprosy is on the rise in Sri Lanka, including among children, and there is a lack of awareness about the disease and how it can be treated. TLM works through two partner organisations: Alliance Development Trust (ADT) and Kaveri Kala Manram (KKM), to defeat leprosy and transform lives in Sri Lanka.

Alliance Development Trust – ADT 
Through ADT’s Mobilising Communities Project, church members are encouraged and equipped to reach out in love and practical care to people affected by leprosy. Teams of volunteers, mobilised from each local congregation, are also tasked with raising awareness about the disease and its treatment within their communities. Churches are working with the interfaith forum to ensure leprosy awareness reaches all sections of the community, in close partnership with other faith leaders and the Government Anti-Leprosy Campaign.

Kaveri Kala Manram – KKM 
KKM’s project aims to increase detection of leprosy in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka through building the capacity of Government health services. It is also working with 40 leprosy-affected communities to reduce stigma and support livelihood development, safe water provision, self-care and empowerment. Their work includes Hope Farm which aims to generate income to sustain KKM’s leprosy projects in the longer term from sales of fish, poultry, livestock, papaya plants and coconut tree products.