Prayer is an integral part of the mission of Mercy Ships. Without the prayerful support of our partners, our hopes of providing hope and healing to those who need it most would never leave our shore. Please join us and others around the world as we pray for the countries we serve, the patients searching for healing, and the volunteers coming onboard.


Pray for Senegal

The Africa Mercy has arrived in Dakar, Senegal to begin our ten-month field service! Please join us in praying for the volunteers onboard the ship as well as those who have been in the country preparing for this field service — pray that they feel peace during this busy season!


Pray for our patients

Please pray for our patients as they begin traveling for surgery in Senegal — that they would be guided, protected, and filled with peace as they seek healing.

Please continue to pray for our patient screenings taking place this month! Pray for the safety of all crew who are participating. Ask for guidance and wisdom for the screening team, who must review hundreds of patients — and who must turn away those we cannot help.

Pray for our crew needs

Our hospital ship is like a small city, made up of people with many different skill sets. Our volunteer positions range from surgical to housekeeping — each a crucial position to keep the ship running smoothly. We currently have several critical open positions including:  Chief Engineer; French Teacher; OR Sterile Processing Technician; Plumber; Human Resources Facilitator. Please join us in praying that God sends us the right people to fill these positions. You can learn more about these and other positions at

Pray for Guinea

We are so thankful for all that God has done in the beautiful nation of Guinea. We thank Him for the relationships that have been formed, the training that has been delivered and the lives that have been saved, impacted, and changed — for both patients and crew!

God is so good!

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.

THANK YOU for joining us in prayer!