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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South Africa

4 BWA Member Bodies
Baptist Association of South Africa
  • 25 Churches
  • 2,000 Members

Baptist Convention of South Africa
  • 175 Churches
  • 28,000 Members

Baptist Mission of South Africa
  • 18 Churches
  • 1,500 Members

Baptist Union of Southern Africa
  • 562 Churches
  • 36,711 Members
2015-2020 BWA President Paul Msiza and General Secretary Elijah Brown with Baptist leaders during a 2019 visit to Langa Baptist Church in Cape Town, South Africa.
Praise:
Join us in thanking God for the leadership of BWA President (2015-2020) Paul Msiza. We look forward to hearing the word God has given him to share at the 22nd Baptist World Congress this July.
Prayer:
Join us in prayer for continued growth of the many missional efforts of churches within South Africa and for blessings on their collaborative work with other nations in Africa and beyond.

Namibia

1 BWA Member Body
Baptist Convention of Namibia
  • 45 Churches
  • 8,849 Members

Pictured is the Kaisosi Baptist Church Youth Choir.
Praise:
Join us in thanking God for the beauty of this nation, its people, and the religious freedom they now enjoy. We also give thanks for the leadership of the Baptist Convention of Namibia. 
Prayer:
The Baptist Convention received a BWAid grant last year and utilized it to feed 1,400 people who had lost their jobs. Join us in praying for continued opportunities to meet practical needs and share Gospel witness.
Join us also in prayer for the people of Lesotho and Eswatini. 
We are excited to announce the release of the Baptist World Alliance Holistic Mission Guide! This globally-sourced anthology shares how churches and ministries around the world are adapting and transforming ministry in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and other crises. We believe people will be encouraged and equipped as they read about the creativity, compassion, and resilience of people of faith across the globe. Would you pray that God would use this resource to impact ministry leaders at this critical time?
We are only one month away from Together 2021, the first fully virtual Baptist World Congress in our 115-year history. This will be an incredible time of worship, fellowship, and prayer featuring preaching and teaching from ministry leaders around the world. Would you join me in prayer as we prepare the final details of this diverse global gathering of Baptists?
Psalm 139

O Lord, you have examined me and you know me.
You know everything I do;
from far away you understand all my thoughts.
You see me, whether I am confessing or denying you.
Even before I speak,
you already know what I will say.
You are all around me on every side;
you protect me with your power.
Your knowledge of me is too deep,
for you knew me before I was born;
and this is beyond my understanding.
It is very dangerous to serve you in this world,
but where can I go to escape
from being the instrument of your peace?
What far place can I flee to,
without confessing you? 

If I withdraw myself into “neutrality”,
you would be there;
if I go into my office to hide behind my typewriter
you would be there;
if I take refuge in the farthest country
away from the oppression of my people,
you would be there,
to remind me of what I promised you.
I could ask the darkness of my pain and humiliation
to cover me,
or the light of your love in my life
to turn into darkness;
but even the night of my suffering
dissolves in the light of your presence.
 
You created me in your image and loved me
even before my mother conceived me.
I praise you,
what you do is so wonderful
and above our human understanding. 

Examine me, O God, and change my mind;
test me, and clean my thoughts.
Start the revolution in my life,
create me anew,
and guide me in the everlasting way.

(© Elijah Hlale, Lesotho)