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.
Colombia
1 BWA Member Body
Colombian Baptist Denomination
  • 202 Churches
  • 21,844 Members

Pictured on the right is Colombian Amparo de Medina, former BWA Vice President and seasoned global Baptist leader.
Praise:
Join us in giving thanks for strong Baptist leaders in Colombia, including BWA Vice President Noemí Janson Lidak. We also give thanks for God's protection over pastoral leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks be to God also for the reach of the "Heal Our Land" broadcast over the last six months.
Prayer:
Join us in prayer for missionaries serving with 13 different ethnic groups and for our virtual Bible Institutes providing training for missionaries and church planters. Pray for the preparation and service of young people as digital missionaries and volunteers through the "Race Without Borders" program. We also pray for continued provision for Baptist churches actively ministering to migrants.

Ecuador

1 BWA Member Body
Baptist Convention of Ecuador
  • 233 Churches
  • 22,380 Members

Pictured is Parrish Jácome Hernández, Executive Director of the Union of Baptists in Latin America (UBLA), speaking at the first social action conference of the Baptist Convention of Ecuador.
Praise:
Join us in giving thanks for the leadership of UBLA Executive Director Parrish Jácome Hernández. We also give thanks for God's provision for churches and pastors during this difficult time.
Prayer:
Join us in prayer for churches who are prayerfully reopening. Pray for wisdom for pastors as they implement safety protocols for their congregations and seek to reopen buildings safely.

Venezuela

1 BWA Member Body
National Baptist Convention of Venezuela
  • 563 Churches
  • 60,200 Members

BWA General Secretary Elijah Brown and Baptist Forum for Aid and Development (BFAD) Facilitator Rachel Conway-Doel pray with Venezuelan refugees.
Praise:
Join us in giving thanks for the impactful ministry of believers in the midst of a challenging political, economic, and social context within the country. We also give thanks for the BWAid projects in Venezuela. Even with the added challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the gospel of Jesus Christ is being shared within many small groups.
Prayer:
Venezuelan families grow poorer every day and struggle to find clean water, electricity, gasoline, and public transportation. We pray for government leaders and the restoration of economic stability. Join us in praying for God's provision and peace for the missionaries, churches, and pastors striving to be salt and light to the world while battling burnout and significant financial difficulties.
EBF Virtual Council
European Baptist Federation (EBF) Virtual Council
Last week EBF gathered virtually for a beautiful time of worship, fellowship, and communion. Join us in thanking God for the innovative ways our global Baptist family is serving together during this challenging season.

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.
This year we honor 100 years of ministry through Baptist World Aid (BWAid). We are prayerfully entering the next phase of growth for this ministry and are accepting applications for the Director of BWAid through September 30. Would you pray for God to guide us in this search?

A Confession of Faith

God of love, we believe that you are our hope.
God of love, we believe that you have called us to work for peace.
God of love, we believe that your Holy Spirit is breathing new
life into our communities, churches and nations.   
God of love, we believe that you make it possible for light to shine upon all who suffer in our world.

God of love, we believe that you are speaking to the world’s peoples in all their differences, turning those differences into opportunities to build a new world.
God of love, we believe that you speak to the world’s peoples in all life’s situations, in the midst of our social, religious, political and economic life, in order to bring us hope.
God of love, we believe that you are calling all peoples and nations today to work together for change wherever there is pain and suffering in our world.

God of love, we believe that you are our hope. Amen.

(Rev. Adelaida Jiménez, Colombia)