Prayer Squares: A Prayer for Good Health and Wellbeing (SDG #3)
Our Prayer Squares are a freely-printable resource to help you pray for women and girls, and the world, using the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as an engaging framework.
The United Nations has set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as 'an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.'
We believe that prayer is the biggest action a Christian can begin with. Will you join us in an urgent call for prayer, as we intercede for women and girls through each of the Sustainable Development Goals?
Prayer for Sustainable Development
Goal #3: Good Health and Wellbeing | Find out more
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
- In 2017, nearly 300,000 women died from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. In least developed countries, only 61% of births were attended by skilled health personnel in 2018.
'Lord Jesus, our healer and our hope. We cry out to you on behalf of the women and girls who need medical support. Women who face the risk of delivering their babies without skilled assistance, because they are too poor, or live too far from a clinic or hospital. We cry out on behalf of the more than 37 million people living with HIV, as they face the potential of life-altering and severe health complications.
We cry out on behalf of the 5 million young children, who do not live to reach their 5th birthday due to the results of poor hygiene, sanitation, unclean water or lack of medical services. We cry out on behalf of medical staff - doctors, nurses, clinicians, midwives - who need medical resources and the strength to make a difference in areas of the world where both are in short supply. Jehovah Jireh - our provider, we ask your provision and your power to care for the health of our global family. We thank you for the successes we have seen in reduced maternal deaths, reduced deaths from malaria and successful immunisations against measles.
Lord, we believe much more can be achieved and many more lives can be saved, with your help and by your strength. In Jesus' name,
- Jo Brookshaw, The Salvation Army Cragieburn