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

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Refugees and Stateless/Displaced People

Pictured is a special time of prayer for refugees at the Venezuelan border in 2019. The prayer was led by General Secretary Elijah Brown, BWA Forum for Aid and Development Facilitator Rachel Conway-Doel, and local Baptist leaders.
We give thanks for the many Baptists around the world providing Gospel witness and care to refugees and displaced people.
Pray for the more than 70 million displaced people in the world – a greater number than at any point in the last 70 years. Pray for the effective outreach and impact of BWA-funded projects helping displaced people in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.
As 2020 draws to a close, we give thanks for the many ways God has provided during this global pandemic. Methods have had to change, but the mission has remained the same. Thank you for standing together with us – a network of 47 million Baptists impacting the world for Christ. Your prayers have made a difference, and your partnership is changing lives. Remember that it's not too late to give a gift this Christmas season that will yield fruit in the New Year. Check out our Gift Guide to help support Venezuelan missionaries, provide care for those rescued from modern-day slavery, and to stand with the persecuted around the world.
A Prayer on Waiting

Lord Jesus, I am tired.
Tired of waiting to be able to live normally,
tired of being chased,
tired of hiding and living in constant fear of being caught,
tired of being discriminated against and looked down upon,
tired of being taken advantage of and, at times,
a victim of abuse.
Corrupt systems and injustices have thrown me into a box,
where all I can do is to wait.
I am tired of waiting, Lord.
So Father, come in my restlessness.
Come in my hopelessness and bitterness.
Help me to be hopeful, joyful, and faithful.
Holy Spirit, help me to be resourceful, creative, and to grow in this place
that you have placed me.
It’s hard to see what your plan is for me,
but help me to see beyond my circumstances.
Remind me daily that I’m walking towards eternity,
where I can be home at last.

(Graceila Griffith, Philippines, after a conversation with Thomas, a student in a refugee camp in Thailand)