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.
Canada

2 BWA Member Bodies
Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM)
  • 999 Churches
  • 84,142 Members
Canadian National Baptist Convention
  • 404 Churches
  • 23,130 Members

Emad and Almess Botros, CBM Field Staff to Lebanon, have been faithfully serving during this challenging time, including the recent Beirut explosion.
Praise:
We give thanks for the leadership of BWA Vice President Jennifer Lau and lift her up as she begins her new leadership role as CBM Executive Director.

Prayer:
We pray for church and ministry leaders as they continue to seek innovative ways to serve their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
United States of America

20 BWA Member Bodies

American Baptist Churches USA
  • 5,039 Churches
  • 1,135,591 Members
Baptist General Association of Virginia
  • 1,362 Churches
  • 614,500 Members
Baptist General Convention of Missouri (CHURCHNET)
  • 150 Churches
  • 43,000 Members
Baptist General Convention of Texas
  • 5,316 Churches
  • 2,024,997 Members
Chin Baptist Churches USA
  • 111 Churches
  • 14,155 Members
Converge (Baptist General Conference)
  • 1,312 Churches
  • 322,293 Members
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
  • 1,800 Churches
  • 750,000 Members
Czechoslovak Baptist Convention of USA & Canada
  • 4 Churches
  • 700 Members
District of Columbia Baptist Convention
  • 157 Churches
  • 40,085 Members
General Association of General Baptist
  • 821 Churches
  • 50,365 Members
Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Society, USA
  • 2,600 Churches
  • 1,160,000 Members
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. International
  • 12,336 Churches
  • 3,106,000 Members
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
  • 21,145 Churches
  • 8,415,100 Members
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America
  • 300 Churches
  • 400,000 Members
North America Baptist Conference
  • 380 Churches
  • 50,000 Members
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.
  • 1,200 Churches
  • 1,500,000 Members
Russian-Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Union, USA, Inc.
  • 14 Churches
  • 950 Members
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference USA & Canada, Ltd.
  • 80 Churches
  • 4,500 Members
Union of Latvian Baptists in America
  • 5 Churches
  • 104 Members
Zomi Baptist Churches of America
  • 44 Churches
  • 5,000 Members
A time of worship at the 2010 BWA Congress held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
BWA Youth Department President Amanda Haines participated in a special Scripture reading at the BWA Pentecost service in May. Click to watch the service.
Dr. TaNikka Sheppard, President of Baptist Women in North America, spoke at the Texas Baptist Women in Ministry Conference at Truett Seminary in Waco, Texas, USA in February. Dr. Sheppard was also part of the BWA's "Standing Together in Prayer: Baptists Against Racism" global prayer call in June. View the panel discussion and prayer gathering on our YouTube Channel.
Pictured is a special prayer commissioning time at the 6th Annual Conference of the Zomi Baptist Churches of America in 2018. 

Praise:
We give thanks for the leadership of 2015-2020 BWA Vice Presidents Jerry Carlisle and Naomi Tyler-Lloyd as well as 2020-2025 BWA Vice President Albert Reyes in addition to the many Americans who are serving faithfully on BWA Commissions and Committees.
Prayer:
Join us in prayer for the upcoming presidential election and for unity and civility within the political process. We pray also for opportunities to be voices of change against the ongoing racial injustices within America. To learn more about how the BWA and North American Baptist Fellowship (NABF) are standing together against racism, click here.
The North American Baptist Fellowship (NABF) held their 2020 Annual Gathering virtually last week with insightful messages from Dr. Kevin Cosby and practical panel discussions. During the business portion of the gathering, new officers were also introduced. Join us in prayer for the following leaders:

President: Dr. Sam Tolbert
Vice-Presidents: Dr. Craig Christina, Rev. Willie Dwayne, Dr. Patricia Hernandez, Rev. Tim McCoy, Dr. TaNikka Sheppard
Treasurer: Dr. Robert Cochran
At last week's Caribbean Baptist Fellowship (CBF) Virtual General Assembly, Anslem Warrick was announced as the CBF Executive Secretary / Treasurer-Elect. Rev. Warrick has faithfully served in numerous capacities within the BWA and CBF, and he will begin this new role on January 1, 2021. Please join me in a prayer of thanksgiving for Rev. Warrick and ask for God's continued provision and protection during this new season of leadership in the ministry of CBF and the BWA.

We also join in prayer for newly-installed CBF President Dominique Dick, the first president elected from a French-speaking Caribbean country in the CBF's 50-year history. Rev. Dick will serve in this role for the next five years.
A Prayer from Canada

To wake from sleep into this day
is gift enough for thanks.
To hear a child’s delight in laughter
is gift enough for thanks.
To sip a glass of clean, cold water
is gift enough for thanks.
To watch the sunset paint the sky
is gift enough for thanks.
To share a moment with a friend
is gift enough for thanks.
To smell the fragrance of moist soil
is gift enough for thanks.
To feel the comfort of clean clothing
is gift enough for thanks.
To form the words that make a prayer
is gift enough for thanks.

Keri K. Wehlander, published in Wisdom Is Calling)