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.
Fiji

1 BWA Member Body
Fiji Baptist Convention
  • 19 Churches
  • 952 Members

Pictured is Amelia Gavidi, former President of Baptist Women's Union of South West Pacific, in attendance at the 2019 BWA Annual Gathering.
Praise:
Please join us in thanking God for the commitment to prayer and mission within the Baptist churches of Fiji.
Prayer:
Please join us in praying for continued efforts to stand against racism and segregation.

Papua New Guinea

1 BWA Member Body
Baptist Union of Papua New Guinea, Inc.
  • 480 Churches
  • 82,000 Members

Pictured is former BWA Director Tony Cupit, who also served as a missionary to Papua New Guinea in his earlier ministry, and General Secretary Emeritus Neville Callam on a country visit to Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea.
Praise:
We give thanks for the Team Blaze worship team and their contribution to the BWA "Standing Together at Pentecost" Service this year. Click to watch now.
Prayer:
Join us in prayer for the fruitful impact of a BWAid emergency grant sent in response to COVID-19. Pray that those who received food will continue to be nourished both physically and spiritually during this challenging time.
We also join us in prayer this week for the people of American Samoa, Cook Islands, French Polynesia (Maohi Nui), Kanaky, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
Please join us in prayer for those impacted by the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Ismir, Turkey, last week. More than 50 people lost their lives, and many are now left without shelter. Pray for Baptist leaders in the area who are responding to the needs within their communities.
As we near the conclusion of Pastor Appreciation Month, we are ever mindful of the unexpected challenges many pastors are facing at this time in our world. Check out this brief video from BWA Director of Integral Mission Everton Jackson who shares a word of encouragement and affirms that the global Baptist family is standing together in prayer for pastors today.
This month we are hosting a series of orientations for BWA Commission Members who are beginning their new five-year terms. Please join me in praying for these 200+ global leaders who are serving on 14 Commissions working to address critical issues including evangelism, mission, religious freedom, creation care, and racial justice. 
A Prayer from Fiji

Loving God, provide a voice for our struggles.
Provide extra paddles to bring us together.
Grant peace to our hearts, our ears and our eyes
to forgive and to love our neighbours and our enemies.
O Lord, give us a chance to redeem the Fonua*
and to reclaim paradise.

* "land and people" in Tongan language
(© Rev. Valamotu Palu, general secretary, Pacific Council of Churches, Suva, Fiji)