40 Days of Prayer - Day 4

Day 4 – Early Childhood Marriage

The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” - Deuteronomy 31:8

In countries like Mozambique, young girls are susceptible to being given up for marriage as early as 12 years old. This occurs, not only due to traditional beliefs, but when families are financially desperate. Pray for Godly men and women within their communities to courageously speak on their behalf. Ask God to bring physical, emotional and spiritual healing to young girls who are deeply traumatised and impacted by early marriage.


40 Days of Prayer - Day 3

Day 3 – Clean and Accessible Water

The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. – Isaiah 58:11

In many of the most vulnerable communities across Africa, access to safe and clean drinking water is limited. Pray for the health of those who have no choice but to drink dirty infested water. For those, who walk long distances to collect this basic necessity, ask God to give them safety and energy as they travel. Pray for clean water sources to become available in areas where water has run dry.


40 Days of Prayer - Day 2

Day 2 – Fathers in a Fatherless Generation

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. – Proverbs 22:6

Across Africa, there are many fathers who are absent; either having passed away or having left their families. Pray for more male Care Workers in our communities to rise up and be an example for younger boys to follow. Pray for Godly men to take responsibility within their communities and families, bringing lasting transformation.


40 Days of Prayer - Week 1


Erick Rukang shares the prayer focus for this week, the most vulnerable:

Thank you for joining the Hands at Work family around the world in prayer for 40 days on behalf of the most vulnerable children in Africa and our work to support them. As the body of Christ, we commit to coming together to intercede and bring hope to the hopeless.

40 Days of Prayer - Day 1

Day 1 – Make It Personal

“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people” – Ephesians 1:18

As we begin 40 Days of Prayer together, watch the story of Nonhle a 14-year-old girl living in the community of Sthobela in South Africa. How can you make her story personal to you? Remember that we make it personal because Jesus made it personal with us first. As we head into these next 40 Days, ask God to deepen your relationship with Him and ask what He desires to teach you through the life of Nonhle allowing Him to transform your heart, body and mind as you intercede on behalf of Africa’s most vulnerable children and Hands at Work.


14-year-old Nonhle lives with her grandmother and younger brother Clement in the community of Sthobela, South Africa. Learn more about Nonhle’s story throughout 40 Days of Prayer.