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.

Geeske and Bunmi
But a Samaritan, as he travelled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. - Luke 10:33-34 (NIV) -
Week 12: 18-24 Mar

Chad

monday

There is not much interest in the leprosy work in Chad as other problems such as malnutrition, AIDS and malaria are given priority. Please pray that health staff and stakeholders increase their commitment to leprosy control and disability prevention.

tuesday

Leprosy reaction is a problem in Chad. Many patients come late, and often too late to avoid permanent damage. Pray that health staff will be continuously reminded of the importance of regular neurological exams so as to detect early symptoms.

wednesday

The Republic of Chad is being affected by the strikes of government officials that are unhappy about their positions. The younger layer of society is particularly affected. Pray for a positive turn in this situation and new hope for the young people of this suffering country.

thursday

The community-based rehabilitation work with disabled children and young people is having a very positive impact on their lives as desperate and sometimes hidden children come forward and are attended to through physiotherapy, medical care, the provision of walking aids, support for school education or micro-credit. Pray that the work may continue and benefit the lives of many other children.

friday

The DPOs are thriving and developing more and more into responsible, healthy organisations where people living with disabilities are meeting and flourishing together. Pray for the consolidation of the DPOs and the development of new DPOs within the Guéra and its neighbouring regions.

saturday/sunday

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was ratified by the Chadian Government in June 2018. Let us pray that slowly but steadily the Chadian community will start to put into practice its principles and obligations so as to work towards inclusion and active participation of persons living with disabilities in the Republic of Chad.

About TLM Chad

The Leprosy Mission Chad works in the Guéra region and its surrounding prefectures. It supports the National Leprosy Control Programme through training, supervision, active case detection and reaction treatment for complicated cases.

TLM Chad also seeks to reintegrate people affected by leprosy within normal society through supporting the creation and development of Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) in which they can take an active role. It improves the living conditions of the members of these organisations through training in good governance and technical advice for projects: food security (grain banks); managing of water pumps; and income generation activities such as micro-credit. These DPOs also provide a ‘home’ where people can share, support each other and become active in local society.

A small pilot project that started last year supports children and young people living with disability through medical care, physiotherapy, walking aids, promotion of school education, vocational training and micro-credit. There are hopes for the development of a new, larger project this year.

TLM Chad works through partnership with the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Social Affairs, and local partners like the Regional Red Cross, the Blind School of Mongo, Liliana Foundation and the local church.