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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Belize

1 BWA Member Body
Baptist Association of Belize
  • 52 Churches
  • 4,000 Members

Pictured is a moment of fellowship from the 2020 Baptist Pastors and Spouses Summit 2020.
Praise:
Please join us in thanking God for the beauty of this nation and the opportunity to minister to people from around the world who travel there.

Prayer:
Please join us in praying for training resources for pastors, the majority of whom are bivocational.
Guatemala

1 BWA Member Body
Convention of Baptist Churches in Guatemala
  • 454 Churches
  • 60,795 Members

The late BWA General Secretary Emeritus Denton Lotz is pictured with Baptist leaders at the Union of Baptists in Latin America (UBLA) Congress in Guatemala in March 1998.
Praise:
Join us in thanking God for the 24th anniversary of the peace treaty that ended a 30+ year civil war and for the commitment to pursue peace in the years since.

Prayer:
Join us in praying for more than half the population that is living in poverty and the 40% of children under the age of five who are malnourished.
Honduras

1 BWA Member Body
National Convention of Baptist Churches in Honduras
  • 600 Churches
  • 24,000 Members

Pictured is a special recognition for pioneer pastors who have helped strengthen the ministry of Baptists in Honduras.
Praise:
Join us in thanking God for the natural resources in Honduras, which includes one of the last tropical rain forests on the continent.
Prayer:
Join us in praying for economic stability and employment opportunities. One-third of the people are unemployed and 65% live below the poverty line. 

Mexico

1 BWA Member Body
National Baptist Convention of Mexico
  • 1,800 Churches
  • 90,000 Members
Praise:
We give thanks for the leadership of Joel Sierra and the musical gifts of the Comunidad Bautista Jireh Worship Choir. They were an instrumental part of our BWA Pentecost Worship Services and in facilitating the worship elements of our first Virtual General Council in July.
Prayer:
Join us in prayer for continued strength and wisdom for church leaders who are navigating the challenges of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Please join with leaders from the European Baptist Federation (EBF) in prayer concerning the conflict in Ngorno Karabakh/Artsakh. Their update is as follows:

We learned with great sadness last week that our Armenian Baptist Church building was bombed in the main city of Stepanakert. The central cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church in the city of Shushi was also badly damaged. Let us pray for a de-escalation of this conflict by all countries involved and a peaceful way forward that has eluded this region for so long. We also pray especially for our brothers and sisters in Christ in the four Baptist churches there.
All Africa Baptist Fellowship (AABF), one of the BWA's six regional fellowships, is seeking a new General Secretary who will advance the vision and mission of AABF, build on the ministry's strong foundation, and lead the organization into another phase of unprecedented growth under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Please join us in praying for God's wisdom and direction in this search process.

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Morning Prayer for Peace

God of life,
in the early light of this new day
I want to treasure the opportunity you give me
to wake up enveloped in your peace.
I know that today I will face many different situations.
The world, unfortunately, has not changed much
since last night, which you prepared for me to rest.
But knowing that your peace accompanies life encourages me.
Son of Peace,
today, make of me an announcer of your peace,
which breaks down hatred, egotism, abuse, lies, intolerance,
which ends the conflicts between peoples,
families and persons,
which reconciles all human beings with God,
with themselves, and with all who surround them,
making them new women and men.
Spirit of Unity,
gather in this humble prayer
the prayers from all your people in the world,
that your peace, your justice and your mercy enfold us
and enable us to live as one,
the new humanity of peace.

(© Betty Hernández Carrillo, Mexico. English transl. Terry MacArthur © WCC.)