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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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“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.”

Lamentations 3: 22-23



Pray for the new year.

After a long and challenging 2020, thank God for new beginnings. Give thanks to Him for making all things new.

Ask God to refresh your heart. Pray that He would bring new revelation to your life in the year ahead.

Ask God to give you renew your passion for people living in poverty this year. Pray that He would grant you fresh zeal to fuel your response

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” – Isaiah 43:19a. Give thanks for a God of growth, seasons, and new life. Thank Him for being faithful in the midst of ‘new things.’



Pray for children.

As Australian children prepare to go back to school, pray for those overseas who cannot. Ask God to give children who are missing their education an opportunity to learn in 2021.

This global pandemic has forced many children to drop out of school. Please ask God to pave a way for their safe return to education.

Pray those parents who do not yet see the importance of a quality education. Ask God to work in their hearts and minds to bring new understanding.

When schools across the world reopen in the wake of covid, ask God for wisdom for world leaders. Pray that safety and inclusion for all leads the making of this decision.



Pray for Syria.

This month marks the tenth year of the Syrian Civil War. Please continue to plead for peace in the region. Pray that this would be the year the conflict ends.

Pray for all those who have lost family and suffered trauma. Ask God to comfort grieving hearts and flood lives with hope.

Thank God for the faithful work of our Christian partner in Lebanon, Merath. Pray that He would continue to lead Merath in all that it does.

Thank God for the Australians who have supported Syrian refugees over the last ten years. Thank Him using their generosity to reach countless lives.


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