Thank you for joining us this week as we at the Baptist World Alliance pray for our worldwide Baptist family and for God's work around the globe. If you pray along with us weekly, you will pray for every country in the world each year!

Do you have a personal prayer request today? Your global Baptist family stands ready to intercede for you as well. Click the button below to share a prayer need.
1 BWA Member Body
Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention, Inc.
  • 283 Churches
  • 55,257 Members

Pictured is BWA General Secretary Emeritus Neville Callam during a visit to Liberia in 2011.
Join us in thanking God for Baptist leaders in Liberia, including former BWA Vice President Olu Menjay.
Through a BWAid emergency grant earlier this year, the Convention was able to supply hygiene kits and supplies in the cities of Margibi and Montserrado. Pray for continued opportunities to minister in these communities and to provide practical resources in response to COVID-19.

Sierra Leone
1 BWA Member Body
Baptist Convention of Sierra Leone
  • 50 Churches
  • 28,212 Members

Regent Road Baptist Church in Freetown is the oldest Baptist church in Africa, celebrating its 225th anniversary in 2017.
Join us in thanking God for the rich history of Baptist churches and missional ministry in this region.
Unemployment rates are extremely high with estimates as high as 80%. Pray for stability within the economy and an increase in job opportunities.
Belarus is in the midst of turmoil and political unrest. With sadness, we share that hundreds of people have been injured, two people have died, and over 5,000 people have been arrested.

European Baptist Federation President Meego Remmel has been in contact with Baptist leaders in Belarus who invite us to pray for their country and their people:

  • Pray for the leaders of the country of Belarus (1 Timothy 2:1-2) that they may respect God and act responsibly towards the citizens of their country.
  • Pray for an end to cruelty, violence, and bloodshed as well as for all victims and their families. Pray that the Lord will save people from hatred, revenge, and anger (Romans 12:19).
  • Pray for people to turn to Jesus Christ and love Him with all their heart, with all their soul and with all their mind, and their neighbor as themselves (Matthew 22:37-40).

Please join us in praying for peace and justice in Belarus at this time of violence and political turmoil. We pray especially for the witness of the Baptist community and its leadership.
This Sunday, August 16, is Asia Pacific Baptist Federation Sunday. Included in this year's observance is the "Hope in Christ Amidst the Pandemic" worship service, which can be streamed on the APBF YouTube Channel. The service includes songs of hope and encouragement from many APBF member bodies as well as messages from APBF President Edwin Lam and Vice President Bijoy A. Sangma.

We are thankful for all God is doing through APBF, and we invite you to join us in prayer for the ministry of Baptists throughout this region.
A Litany of Renewal

Son of the Living God:
our God of power and might,
of love, grace and mercy; by whose spoken word
the world came into being
and without whose guidance
we are lost;
we stand in awe of you
and in adoration lift our voices to you:
We thank you for the people of Sierra Leone.
Come, Lord Jesus.
Come and make Sierra Leone
a better place for the people there
and for their children.
You have given them a wonderful country
with lovely landscapes, a coast with beautiful beaches,
enough rain and sunshine, green vegetation,
fertile land and mineral resources,
enough to make each family happy.
We pray with them,
“Somehow Lord,
greed, selfishness and corruption overtake us and destroy us;
we confess our manifold sins.”
We lift up our voices to you:
Come, Lord Jesus. Come and make Sierra Leone a better place for the people there and for their children.
After a decade of maiming, killing and destruction
with deadly weapons of war,
a once beautiful country is scarred, disfigured and devastated.
A part of Africa is still groping in darkness.
Teach them to let go of the old
and let you into their lives and daily work.

(© Sahr Kemoore Salia, General Secretary, Council of Churches in Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone)