Praise Points

Prayer has been an integral part of Mercy Ships’ decades-long history. Join those around the world who uphold the work of Mercy Ships in prayer.

This week our amazing screening team saw over 600 people in Mahajanga, a remote city in north west Madagascar. It was a long, hard day, but our small team made sure they saw everyone who came through the gate. We look forward to seeing many of those patients come to the #AfricaMercy and more people as we continue to screen in Mahajanga.

Pray for our patients

We’re grateful our wonderful nurses who not only prepare their patients for surgery with the greatest care, but also take the time to play a game of Jenga with them to calm their nerves before their operation. After scrubbing his surgical site, Anna Iraggi plays a game with Hery, whose left cheek has been eaten away by a disease called noma. Hery had his first surgery to prepare a muscle flap that will fill in the hole in his cheek, soon he will have another surgery to completely close the hole. Join us in praying for his healing as Hery goes into the next stage of his recovery with Mercy Ships.

Pray for our volunteers

volunteers smiling onboard Africa Mercy

We give thanks to God for the medical crew who give every day through their talents to bring hope and healing to the people of Africa.

And we pray for local medical professionals who will continue to care for patients long after our ships have sailed.

Pray for Africa’s leaders

volunteers sitting together praying

Good leadership is the single factor that can most dramatically and rapidly change a nation’s circumstances and create a brighter future.

Please pray for those countries in sub-Saharan Africa, which are beginning to put in place leaders who will work to bring about much-needed change.