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

Long before daybreak, hundreds of people have gathered outside our screening center. Mothers hold bow-legged children unable to walk, women cover tumors with brightly patterned cloth, and many others stand waiting for a chance to be seen. Since arrival, thousands of people have come with the hope that they might find healing.

Many have conditions that cannot be corrected by the surgeries Mercy Ships offers, but those who we might be able to help have been given follow-up appointments for further testing. Pray for strength and wisdom for our screening teams, and for the patients who make their way to the Screening Center: that they would be guided, protected and filled with peace as they seek healing.

Pray for our crew

Please pray for our crew as we get ready to help the people of Benin.

Mercy Ships is committed to the delivery of safe surgical care and, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, will work with various hospitals to provide medical training in essential surgical skills, primary trauma care, sterile processing, obstetric and pediatric anesthesia, and several other areas.

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!