40 Days of Prayer - Day 6

Day 6

The sick man answered [Jesus], ‘Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; and while I am making my way, someone else steps down ahead of me.’ – John 5:7 (NRSV)

The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to end lives, and leave children orphaned. Pray for advances in healthcare and wisdom among all organisations and institutions striving to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. Ask God to guide Hands at Work as we respond to the crisis of orphaned children who have lost one or both of their parents. Like the sick man, the most vulnerable people who are infected are often denied access to treatment – ask God to break through and make a way for them to be healed.

South Africa is one of the most developed countries in Africa, yet has the highest percentage (18%) of people living with HIV in the world. HIV prevalence in South Africa increased among adults aged 15 to 49 from 2005 to 2013. This tragedy, combined with the continued struggles of the country due to over 40 years of Apartheid has created an extremely dysfunctional and vulnerable society for the poorest people.

Hands at Work was birthed in South Africa, and now is serving in 8 African countries! Read + learn more about South Africa.