Day 13: Communicable Illnesses

Many illnesses result from conditions of poverty, such as a lack of sanitation and health education. A large number of these illnesses are avoidable or treatable, and transmission can be prevented.

The Journey Prayer Guide: Communicable Illnesses

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Mosquito-borne illnesses such as Zika disproportionately affect people living in poverty. Pray that God would send resources to countries affected with Zika virus.


Ask God to increase access to the polio vaccine in impoverished countries.


Pray that villagers would be open to education about tuberculosis and best practices for keeping it contained.


Pray for God’s comfort for families who have lost loved ones to diseases.


 

Has this helped you commit to pray about communicable illnesses?

 


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September 2018

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When schoolteachers stop showing up for work in a hard-to-reach village, Compassion’s local church partners intervene on children’s behalf.

Recipe: Lugaw

Invite the kids in your life to help make this comforting Asian food, which is similar to chicken soup with rice.