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.
Costa Rica
1 BWA Member Body
Federation of Baptist Associations of Costa Rica
  • 29 Churches
  • 2,500 Members

Costa Rica is home to more than 60 volcanoes that are considered extinct or dormant, as well as six that are still active.
We give thanks for the impact of the BWAid emergency grant distributed earlier this year in response to COVID-19.

Please join us in prayer for churches ministering to Nicaraguan refugees who have fled to Costa Rica in search of economic stability. 

El Salvador

2 BWA Member Bodies
Baptist Association of El Salvador
  • 66 Churches
  • 2,600 Members
Baptist Federation of El Salvador
  • 35 Churches
  • 1,140 Members

Pictured are General Secretary Emeritus Neville Callam and former Associate Director of Communications Eron Henry during a visit to El Salvador in 2017.
Join us in thanking God for the strong Gospel witness and church planting effort that is happening throughout the nation. 

Join us in praying for the estimated 50% of children between the ages 6-16 who do not attend school because their families are unable to pay school fees. Pray for resources to make education accessible to all.


1 BWA Member Body
Baptist Convention of Nicaragua
  • 298 Churches
  • 85,000 Members

Pictured is the late Gustavo Parajón, a medical doctor and former pastor of First Baptist Church in Managua, who was the 2006 recipient of the BWA Human Rights Award and a former Vice President of the BWA. 
We give thanks for the legacy of human rights activism from leaders like Gustavo Parajón. We also thank God for the response of local ministry leaders to COVID-19, including utilization of a BWAid emergency grant.
Join us in prayer for families that have been impacted by the economic downturn. Pray for churches to have a unified focus on evangelism, discipleship, and community service during this challenging time.


1 BWA Member Body
Baptist Convention of Panama
  • 110 Churches
  • 4,518 Members

Men praying at a BWA Living Water event in Panama in 2009.
Panama represents a diverse cross-section of the world’s population. Join us in thanking God for this diversity and the opportunity to minister to the world from within Panama's borders. 
Join us in praying for the ministry of churches throughout the country as they seek innovate ways to share Gospel witness during this season of isolation. 
Last week we reached the tragic milestone of 1,000,000 deaths due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Over the course of this year, the coronavirus has claimed more lives than HIV, malaria, influenza, and cholera. Would you join with Baptists worldwide this week in observing a moment of silence in remembrance of the million lives lost? Together let us also intercede on behalf of the many families, friends, and communities who are grieving and pray for God's healing power to bring an end to this pandemic.
BWA Leadership Orientation and Executive Committee
Join us in prayer this week as we host a virtual Leadership Orientation and the first Executive Committee meeting of the new quinquennium. Pray for God's leading as leaders from around the world spend time studying God's Word together and planning for the future.

North American Baptist Fellowship (NABF) Virtual Gathering
Originally scheduled for October 20-22, 2020, the NABF annual meeting has been reframed and will now be a one-day, online experience on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. The gathering will feature a special presentation from Dr. Kevin Cosby (Senior Pastor of St. Stephen Church, Louisville, Kentucky, USA), panel discussions, and breakout sessions.
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.

If you are interested in applying, click the button below for information about job requirements and next steps.
A Prayer for Justice

Hear, O God, the cries of your oppressed people.
It is a fight between good and evil,
between justice and injustice.

Lord, make your light shine upon us,
and guide us by your Spirit,
for we are cast down, but not defeated,
afflicted, but not in despair.
This is not a fight against flesh and blood,
but against principalities,
against powers,
against the hosts of evil in heavenly places.
Come, Lord, free us from the yoke of oppression
that has been laid upon us!
It is as if we were in a dark tunnel,
but we know that in your light we shall see light.
Do not leave us in the hands of our enemies,
who have joined against us,
all those who selfishly seek their own good
and act violently, trampling over their neighbours,
so as to reach their goals.
They thus hate justice,
they wish to devour us, destroy us,
day and night they are plotting evil.
Why do you tarry, Lord, in making your power felt?
They put their trust in money,
in influence, in bribery…
But we, Lord, put our trust in you,
our salvation comes from you.
May those who desire evil for us
be confounded and put to shame.

(Mendelson Dávila Amaya, Nicaragua)