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.
Indonesia

3 BWA Member Bodies

Convention of Indonesian Baptist Churches
  • 149 Churches
  • 9,976 Members

The Fellowship of Baptist Churches of Papua
  • 310 Churches
  • 70,000 Members

Union of Indonesian Baptist Churches
  • 648 Churches
  • 45,450 Members
Pictured is former BWA President Paul Msiza during his visit to Indonesia in 2019. Click here to see a video featuring more from his trip.
Praise:
Please join us in thanking God for the beautiful people of Indonesia, the fourth most populous country in the world, and the diversity of culture which includes over 700 languages.

Prayer:
Please join us in prayer for continued opportunities to minister to those impacted by the BWAid emergency grants distributed earlier this year in response to COVID-19.
Philippines

5 BWA Member Bodies

Baptist Conference of the Philippines, Inc.
  • 430 Churches
  • 35,000 Members

Convention of Philippine Baptist Churches, Inc.
  • 1,079 Churches
  • 600,000 Members

Convention of Visayas & Mindanao of Southern Baptist Churches
  • 1,700 Churches
  • 200,000 Members

General Baptist Churches of the Philippines, Inc.
  • 275 Churches
  • 18,000 Members

Luzon Convention of Southern Baptist Churches, Inc.
  • 508 Churches
  • 49,501 Members
Pictured is the 50th anniversary celebration of the Asia Baptist Graduate Theological Seminary in Baguio, Philippines, attended by General Secretary Emeritus Neville Callam.
Jeff Carter, BWA Director of Horizons, speaking at the Asia Pacific Baptist Youth Conference in 2019.
Praise:
Please join us in thanksgiving with Luzon Convention of Southern Baptist Churches, Inc. as they celebrate their 62nd anniversary this year. We also give thanks for the positive impact of BWAid emergency grants distributed earlier this year in response to COVID-19.
Prayer:
Please join us in prayer for recovery and rebuilding efforts after the impact of Super Typhoon Goni earlier this month. Pray also for church leaders as they seek to minister in innovative ways during this global pandemic.
We also join us in prayer this week for the people of East Timor (Timor Leste).
In conjunction with the 2020 International Religious Freedom Ministerial taking place this week, the 21Wilberforce Global Freedom Center of the BWA is partnering with the U.S. Holocaust Museum to offer the "Launching Future Leadership" Virtual Event on November 19 at 10:30 am EST.

The event’s panel of young leaders from around the world are already making a difference by standing up for faith communities that face hatred, violence, and atrocities. These leaders will share from their practical experience how students and young professionals can be equipped and mobilized to promote the freedom of religion or belief for all and prevent future atrocities. Advocates, religious leaders, educators, students, and young professionals are invited to come together to glean ideas and learn best practices for ways they can cultivate an active network of young leaders for human rights.
I am thankful for you and the opportunity to stand together in prayer with our Baptist sisters and brothers around the world. At this time, there are numerous global Baptist leaders who are battling COVID-19. Would you join me in prayer for healing for those impacted and for protection from the spread of this pandemic?
A Prayer from the Philippines

Lord, make us realize that our Christianity is like a rice field: when it is
newly planted the paddies are prominent, but as the plants take root and grow taller, these divided paddies gradually vanish, and soon there appears only one vast continuous field. So give us roots that love, and help us grow in Christian fellowship and service, that your will be done in our lives, through our Saviour, your Son, Jesus Christ.

(From the Philippines. A Procession of Prayers: Meditations and Prayers from around the World, 
comp. John Carden, WCC and Cassell, London, UK, p. 174)