As a Christian organisation the Leprosy Mission is motivated by Jesus Christ. We are committed to sharing the same compassion for people who suffer as Jesus did, recognising that every person is created in the image of God.
The founder of the Leprosy Mission, Wellesley Bailey, spoke of the organisation as being "...born and cradled in prayer." We believe this statement still holds true. We firmly believe God hears and answers our prayer, and we are thankful to see the powerful results of those who support us in this way.
If you wish to receive the New Zealand Prayer & Praise notes, you can download them here. Alternatively you can contact us to receive a copy by post or email. Prayer & Praise is produced and available monthly.
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Almighty Father, the giver of life and health, look mercifully on those who suffer from leprosy
Stretch out your hand to touch and heal them as Jesus did during his earthly life.
Grant wisdom and insight to those who are seeking the prevention and cure of the disease;
Give skill and sympathy to those who minister to the patients;
Reunite the separated ones with their families and friends;
And inspire your people with the task set before the Leprosy Mission,
That it may never lack either the staff or the means to carry on its healing work,
In accordance with your will, and to the glory of your holy name.
We ask this for the sake of Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord. Amen.