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!

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.
Estonia

1 BWA Member Body
Union of Free Evangelical and Baptist Churches of Estonia
  • 85 Churches
  • 6,493 Members

Pictured are Linda Kanter, Janeli Kuusk, and Joel Remmel leading a time of worship at the BWA Standing Together at Pentecost service in 2020. Watch Here
Praise:
Join us in a prayer of thanks for Estonian leaders serving in global leadership roles, including Helle Liht (Assistant General Secretary for the European Baptist Federation) and Meego Remmel (President of the European Baptist Federation).
Prayer:
Join us in prayer for continued growth as church plants in this region seek to share the Gospel in innovative ways. 
Latvia

1 BWA Member Body
Union of Baptist Churches in Latvia
  • 92 Churches
  • 6,449 Members

Pictured are the 2019 graduates of the Baltic Pastoral Institute, a Christocentric initiative to promote the multiplying and missional development of churches and Christians.
Praise:
Join us in thanking God for church and ministry leaders who are living out a holistic Gospel witness during this challenging time.
Prayer:
Join us in prayer for the ministry of the Ministers' Brotherhood and their commitment to support ministers in crisis situations, promote further education for ministers, and strengthen marriages of ministers.

Lithuania

1 BWA Member Body
Baptist Union of Lithuania
  • 8 Churches
  • 290 Members

We give thanks for the research and historical preservation work of Albertas Latužis, Director of the Baptist & Anabaptist Research Centre (BARC). One of the centre's purposes is to collect archival material related to Lithuanian Baptist history and make it more widely available.
Praise:
Join us in thanking God for the faithful witness of Christians during times of persecution and occupation.
Prayer:
Join us in prayer for just economic development that benefits all citizens.
Since the military coup in February, the people of Myanmar have endured much. Leaders in the area reached out this week with the following update.

"The people of Myanmar, spearheaded by the younger generations, staged peaceful, non-violent protests throughout the country. Many civil servants joined the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) and collaborated with the people. The security forces of the junta have responded with lethal weapons, and as of March 18, more than 200 innocent lives have been lost – mostly youth. More than 2000 civilians [have been] arrested and are in custody. Those civil servants who joined the CDM are sacked and expelled from their residences. The people are victims suffering under the military junta without any protection or defence. Daily subsistence is becoming a big burden beyond their means for many families. It is [our] earnest plea to you to show your solidarity with the suffering people of Myanmar by means of your prayer support as well as any other possible ways of practical assistance."

Please continue to stand together with us in prayer for the people of Myanmar. To learn more about how you can respond, visit BaptistWorld.org/myanmar.
The global Baptist family continues to decry race-based violence, discrimination, rhetoric, and the sinful structures that undergird it, both corporate and personal. Please join with me and many others in praying for those who have been injured and for the families of those who were killed in the Atlanta-area shootings last week. To learn more about the BWA's response to racial injustice, click here.
Roll Back the Stones

Lord Jesus, you have always loved us from the beginning, and you have shown the depth of your love in dying for us on the cross and thereby sharing our sufferings and wounds.

At this moment, we lay all the obstacles that separate us from your love at the foot of your cross. Roll back the stones which imprison us. Awaken us to your resurrection morning. There may we meet the brothers and sisters from whom we are separated.
Amen.

(Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2016, Latvia)