We are grateful for your prayers!
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 be able to pray for the entire world each year!
Turkey

1 Member Body
Turkish Baptist Alliance
  • 7 Churches
  • 300 Members

Pictured is a group touring the ancient city of Ephesus as part of the 2014 BWA Annual Gathering in Izmir, Turkey.
Praise:
Join us in giving thanks for those who have reached out to assist people who have fled to, and through, this land.
Prayer:
Join us in prayer for the work of Baptists in Turkey among Syrian refugees. Pray that the work would be sustained and be a meaningful blessing to all.

Cyprus & Greece

We give thanks for the 2,000-year presence and witness of the church in Asia Minor (now Turkey, Cyprus, and Greece) – the region in which Paul and other apostles first planted the seeds of the Christian faith. We join in prayer for those struggling because of political and economic crises in this region, and we ask for healing of memories and wounds inflicted by early 20th century genocides of Armenian, Greek, and Assyrian communities.

Join us in prayer for those impacted by the Taal Volcano eruptions and resulting earthquakes in the Philippines.

Villages like Boso Boso, pictured to the right, have been covered in volcanic ash and residents required to evacuate.

(Photo Credit: The New York Times)
We are thankful for the ministry of Pastor John Kok and the opportunity to worship together last week at Kuala Lumpur Baptist Church located in the heartland of the commercial district in Malaysia's capital city.

Pastor Kok will be one of the keynote speakers at the Baptist World Congress in Rio de Janeiro this July. To find out more, visit BWA2020.org .
Join us in prayer for General Secretary Elijah Brown as he ministers this week in Australia. Pray as he preaches the Word, serves ministry leaders, and shares the impact of our global Baptist family.
A Prayer for Direction, Sanctification, and Protection

Christ our God, who at all times and in every hour are worshipped and glorified in heaven and on earth; long-suffering, generous in mercy, and rich in compassion; loving to the righteous and merciful to the sinner; you call all to salvation through the promise of blessings to come:

Lord, in this hour accept our prayers and direct our lives in the way of your commandments. Sanctify our souls, purify our bodies, correct our thoughts, cleanse our minds, and deliver us from all affliction, evil, and distress.

Encompass us with your holy angels, so that guided and guarded by their company we may reach the unity of faith and in the knowledge your unapproachable glory, for you are blessed unto the ages of ages. Amen.