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At Baptist World Aid we believe that prayer is an important part of our Christian response to the injustice and oppression that we see in our world. But we also know that sometimes the biggest challenge can be knowing what to pray.

Use the information in this Prayer Calendar to guide your daily prayer time.

Please join with us as we urge God to right injustice and enable people everywhere to live life to the full in Jesus’ name.

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August

Pray for children like Johnson


August
1 – 3

Johnson used to worry for the health and life of his little brother who has epilepsy. But thanks to a Baptist World Aid Child Sponsorship project, Johnson’s family received a goat and other skills training. They bred the goat and sold its offspring to pay for medicine for his little brother. Praise God for incredible stories like Johnson’s… made possible by your generous Child Sponsorship!

August
4 – 10

Pray for your own sponsored child. Ask God to keep them safe and healthy. Pray for their family and their education. Thank God for using your Child Sponsorship to help write an incredible story. If you do not sponsor a child, please pray for all the children who are still to be connected with an Australian sponsor.

August
11 – 17

Thank God for the provision of incredible Child Sponsors. Ask Him to continue to provide new sponsors for children like Johnson, this Be Love Sponsorship Sunday.

August
18 – 24

Praise God for all the incredible Baptist World Aid Child Sponsorship projects at work in our world. These projects not only benefit sponsored children, but also other children and adults who are part of the project work. Thank Him for using your generosity to touch countless lives.

August
25 – 31

Give thanks for a wonderful season of Child Sponsorship. As more projects prepare to phase over responsibility for their development to the communities themselves, thank God for a wonderful season of positive change and partnership.

September

Pray for even bigger impact


September
1- 7

Your Big Hearted Gifts translate to real, poverty-ending activities… and that means a BIG impact for families living in poverty. Thank God for using your generosity to touch hearts and change lives.

September
8 – 14

Every year, more than a hundred supporters give of their time, energy, and creativity to host a Big Hearted Gift stall in the lead-up to Christmas. Thank God for their selfless service… and for the further impact they make possible for families living in poverty.

September
15 – 21

Pray that God uses every Big Hearted Gift you choose to open up new opportunities to talk with your loved ones about your passion for ending poverty. Ask that God would be present in these conversations and give you the wisdom to know what to say.

September
22 – 30

Please continue to pray for the communities whose lives will be touched by your generous Big Hearted Gifts. Ask God to use your gifts to help families thrive in years to come.

October

Give thanks for generous Church Partnerships


October
1 – 5

More than 50 Australian churches partner with Baptist World Aid to support poverty-ending work in our church partnership countries. Give thanks for their faithful generosity. Ask that God would bless them with the resource they need to continue supporting these important partnerships.

October
6 – 12

Thank God for the amazing impact being made by these generous partner churches. Ask Him to use their generosity in big ways… and to bring change that lasts to the lives of those who need it most.

October
13 – 19

Thank God for the fruitful partnerships that He has orchestrated through the Baptist World Aid Church Partnership program. Ask that He would continue to be present in these relationships and to guide our collaboration for His glory.

October
20 – 26

Thank God for our faithful partner churches who choose to support Baptist World Aid’s strategic advocacy work… such as our world-leading ethical research. Thank Him for the positive impact that this research is making for countless workers in the fashion industry.

October
27 – 31

While not an official partnership region, there are several generous Baptist churches who choose to faithfully support Baptist World Aid’s work in The Middle East. Thank God for the generous hearts of these people who lead and attend these churches. Pray for all who have been affected by the conflict in The Middle East. Pray that they will be reached with assistance that will help to alleviate their suffering.

November

Prayer for Church Partnership countries


November
1 – 9

Please thank God for our wonderful Christian partners in Cambodia which are part of the Church Partnership program – Peace Bridges, Chab Dai, and FH Cambodia. Please ask God to grant wisdom to the members of these organisations, that they will trust in Him and continue to do His work.

November
10 – 16

Please thank God for our wonderful Christian partners in Nepal which are part of the Church Partnership program – MCDS, INF, and UMN. Please pray for the safety and security of partner field staff as they travel through dusty, rocky, and hilly regions to reach the project areas. Please pray for the health and safety of the local communities who participate in the projects.

November
17 – 23

Please thank God for our wonderful Christian partner in Bangladesh which is part of the Church Partnership program – Baptist Aid. Thank Him for their faithful dedication to their work. Ask God to help partner staff to lean on Him as they work towards poverty alleviation amidst very difficult circumstances.

November
24 – 30

Please pray for our newest Church Partnership country, Uganda, and our Christian partner, SAO Uganda. Praise God for a decades long and fruitful relationship with SAO Uganda and ask Him to continue to strengthen this partnership to bless families living in poverty.

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