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.
Burkina Faso
1 BWA Member Body
Union of Evangelical Baptist Churches in Burkina Faso
  • 60 Churches
  • 3,000 Members

Pictured is a gathering of Bon Berger Baptist Church in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.
Bon Berger Baptist Church in Ouagadougou
Praise:
Join us in thanking God for the humanitarian efforts to improve food security and livelihoods, especially for women.
Prayer:
Burkina Faso is one of the world's poorest nations, with almost half of the 17 million residents living below the poverty line and an unemployment rate hovering at 77%. Join us in asking for God's provision to help the Church respond to those in need.

Chad
1 BWA Member Body
Baptist Evangelical Church of God
  • 5 Churches
  • 121 Members

Zakouma National Park is one of the last remaining intact Sudano-Sahelian ecosystems in Africa.
Praise:
Join us in thanking God for the rich diversity of this region, which includes 200 ethnic groups and 120 different languages and dialects.
Prayer:
Join us in offering prayers for the family of Joël Bekayo, pastor and president of the Baptist Evangelical Church of Chad, who passed away recently after a brief illness. Bekayo was instrumental in the ministry of the convention, the first from Chad to join the BWA.
Please also join us in prayer for the people of Mali, Mauritania, and Niger.
The massive blast that occurred at the port of Beirut last week has left portions of the city in apocalyptic ruin. The BWA has already given a small gift, but so much more is needed. We call upon Baptists worldwide to stand together in prayer and support for the people of Lebanon. Specific prayer requests from Nabil Costa, Chief Executive Officer for Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development (LSESD), are outlined below and donations can be made at BaptistWorld.org/give

  • Please pray for those who have lost their homes and loved ones so that they may find comfort and healing.
  • Please pray for the doctors, nurses and paramedics who are caring for the injured.
  • Please pray for the rescue teams that are trying to find missing family members and neighbors.
  • Please pray for people who are in places of responsibility as they manage the catastrophic human and economic consequences.
  • Please pray for the Church as it seeks to comfort and serve the distressed and brokenhearted.
  • Please pray for the people of God as they seek the Lord and humbly cry out to Him for mercy.
  • Pray for LSESD/MEBO family of ministries and specifically for the Beirut Baptist School and the Gateway Bookshop, which suffered important material damage and for the staff who have been injured by the glass debris.
Please join me in prayer for the new leaders who will be serving in the 2020-2025 Quinquennium. This week we will be praying specifically for BWA First Vice President Karl Johnson of Jamaica. Karl has served on various committees within the BWA and currently serves as General Secretary of the Jamaica Baptist Union as well as a World Council of Churches Central Committee Member.

Karl says, "My commitment to the Baptist World Alliance is grounded in my commitment to the High Priestly prayer of Jesus our Lord! It is my deep Christian conviction that God in Christ Jesus calls and enables us by the Holy Spirit, to live out our faith in ever-widening expressions of unity."
A Prayer for Peace

God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Eternal God,
we pray in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, for Mali, Chad, Niger, Mauritania and Burkina Faso. 

We know that in our part of the world some people are getting carried away by hatred – people who are unable to think clearly, and turn furiously on the people whom you have placed in this part of the world to enjoy your creation and witness to you. We pray for girls and boys, women and men, children and adults, and the elderly, for you to grant them peace, your peace. In the name of Jesus Christ, Lord, change the hearts of all those who are carried away by hatred, that they may find in you the Hope of Salvation, and that they may become messengers of peace for ever.     

We thank you, Lord, for you are faithful to your promise. 
Glory and praise be given to you for ever and ever. Amen.

(© Pastor Kinda Tegwende Leonard/Sore Mahamoudou, Burkina Faso.)