HIV/AIDS Prayer Guide
from the HIV Initiative
“Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.”Colossians 4:2 (NLT)
Pray that God will move you from apathy to compassion so that you will be willing to care for individuals infected and affected by HIV&AIDS.
Pray for God to show you any hidden or not so hidden, feelings of judgment, condemnation, or stigma that you harbor. If you do not know someone currently who is HIV-positive—pray for the ways you can become a safe person for others to share their lives with.
Pray for the individuals you know are HIV positive and pray that they will look to God for comfort, strength, and healing. Pray for the ways you can encourage them.
Pray for your church to move beyond apathy, fear, and stigma to become a place of hope, information, and care for people living with HIV&AIDS.
Pray that your church will recognize the needs and choose to build bridges to your community.
Pray that those in your community who are infected or affected by HIV&AIDS will come to know God’s love through your church.
Pray for the leadership of your church to support and launch an HIV&AIDS ministry.
Pray for small groups who will come alongside those with HIV&AIDS in friendship, community, and practical service.
Pray that compassion will be translated into action as churches connect with churches in other countries, sending volunteers who are willing to go to bring healing and wholeness in Jesus’ name.
Pray for churches around the world to move beyond apathy, fear, and stigma to become places of hope, information, and care.
Pray for those who need the resources of prevention education, treatment, and care.
Pray for strength and comfort for the caregivers of those with HIV/AIDS.
Pray that the children orphaned by AIDS will be loved, cared for, and adopted by families in the church.
Pray that churches will have wisdom as they develop effective, biblical strategies for prevention, treatment, and care.
Pray for the day when AIDS will end.