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.
Australia

1 BWA Member Body
Baptist Union of Australia
  • 1,012 Churches
  • 74,942 Members

Pictured is Australian Karen Wilson, who was commissioned as the Baptist World Alliance Women President (BWAW) in July. Click to view her commissioning service.
Praise:
Join us in thanking God for the leadership of BWA Vice President John Hickey and BWAW President Karen Wilson.
Prayer:
Please join us in praying for the Baptist Union of Australia, a multi-cultural and multi-generational movement of people serving communities in metropolitan, regional, coastal, rural, and remote Australia.

New Zealand

1 BWA Member Body
Baptist Union of New Zealand
  • 238 Churches
  • 21,331 Members

Pictured is a time of prayer from the 2019 Baptist Hui led by President Beulah Wood.
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Praise:
Join us in thanking God for the incredible beauty of creation in this country and for the faithful ministry of the New Zealand Baptist Missionary Society.
Prayer:
Join us in prayer for churches seeking innovative ways to share Gospel witness within an increasingly secular context.
Last week Hurricane Eta made landfall in Central America as a Category 4 storm, resulting in significant damage and high alerts within Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. The BWA is partnering with the Baptist Convention of Nicaragua to respond to the immediate needs. Please join us in praying for current ministry efforts and for long-term recovery plans.
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 300+ global leaders who are serving on 14 Commissions working to address critical issues including evangelism, mission, religious freedom, creation care, and racial justice. Click to find out more about the ministry of BWA Commissions.
Prayer for the Sidelined, Lost, and Overlooked People

Holy One, may your Realm of Love come for
the insignificant, unremarkable, overlooked people of the world;
for the unnoticed and simply ordinary people;
back-water sort of people who will never make much impact.
For them
MAY YOUR KINGDOM COME.

Holy One, may your Realm of Love come for
those who are lost; who have disappeared or are missing;
for the uprooted, exiled and enslaved;
lost-rights sort of people who will seldom be seen or heard.
For them
MAY YOUR KINGDOM COME.

Holy One, may your Realm of Love come for
the fearful, the terrorised and the abused people of the world;
those who are unjustly imprisoned or entrapped;
voiceless people who will hardly dare to seek help.
For them
MAY YOUR KINGDOM COME.

Holy One, may your Realm of Love come for
the subjugated, silenced and subdued people of the world;
for the lonely, the lacking, the faded, the frightened;
shadowy people unable to bring attention to their suffering.
For them
MAY YOUR KINGDOM COME.

Holy One, may your Realm of Love come for
all persons with disabilities;
for the redundant and poorly educated; the timid and un-appreciated;
struggling people who have to strive for support and respect.
For them,
MAY YOUR KINGDOM COME.

In the dynamic of your Love, may your Realm become a reality for them all. Amen.

(© 2011 Glenn Jetta Barclay, Aotearoa/New Zealand)