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.


Pray for Benin

Beauty is all around – expressions of love and answered prayer on and off the ship in Benin. We are so grateful for how God is working in and through so many people in so many ways. Like when a former patient buys a volunteer a bracelet, and then gives money to a blind stranger …or when two patients pray for each other in an empty hallway…or when we realize how an entire country has opened its heart to a ship of people from around the world…we see love in action and appreciate their example to us. We ask for prayer, that healing would continue to permeate this country and that we’d continue to keep our eyes open to all we have to share with each other.

Pray for our patients

Pray for the patients who make their way to us: that they would be guided, protected and filled with peace as they seek healing.

Pray that they adjust to a new environment. Pray that God would instruct us in our hearts how we can best minister to our Beninese friends receiving treatment.

Pray for our crew

Johan van der Weijden (receptionist) relaxes with the special needs children.

One of the most stunning parts about God’s work onboard the Africa Mercy is the life he restores to patients and the impact it has on the crew.

It’s a unique partnership that blesses both the giver and receiver. Please continue to pray for our patients and nurses as they walk the healing path together.

Pray for our crew needs

This hospital ship needs all kinds of positions to stay afloat and Mercy Ships have a wide range of medical AND non-medical jobs available.

See these positions at and pray that God sends us the right people for these positions.

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!