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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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Give thanks with a grateful heart

April 1 – 7

Thank God for the hard work of your Baptist World Aid Advocacy team, who are finalising the launch of your 2019 Ethical Fashion Guide. Thank Him for the impact that your ethical shopping choices have made for vulnerable workers so far… and thank Him for the positive change that your ethical consumption will continue to make in the future.

April 8 – 14

At Baptist World Aid, we are thankful for you… our faithful supporters. For the past 40 days, many of you have taken part in The 60/40 Challenge – a celebration of 60 our years working together! Thank God for using these 40 days to draw us nearer to His heart. Thank Him for 60 wonderful years of impact… 60 years of ending poverty.

April 15 – 21

“For from His fullness we have received, grace upon grace. For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ” – John 1: 16–17. This week as you prepare your heart for Easter, give thanks for the unearned, undeserved favour of God, which was won for you by Jesus Christ.

April 22 – 30

This week marks Baptist World Aid’s annual 7 Days of Thanks… what are YOU thankful for? Note your answers to this question on the back of your prayer calendar. Then, every time you use the calendar in the next three months, be sure to reflect on your answers and give thanks to God.


Pray for your leaders

May 1 – 5

As you reflect on your part in 60 years of Baptist World Aid, thank God for 60 years of His leadership. Pray that He would continue to speak to the leaders of this organisation and impart on them godly wisdom.

May 6 – 12

A s Aaron and Hur held up the arms of Moses, support your church leaders in prayer. Pray that God would give them fresh revelation to encourage their ministry this week. Pray that He would guard their hearts and minds.

May 13 – 19

Pray for your local Councillors and State MPs. Ask God to be present during their meetings and planning in the coming weeks and months. Ask His Spirit to prompt compassion for their constituents as they seek to serve your region.

May 20 – 26

Pray that wisdom, justice, and mercy will be on the hearts our nation’s Federal leaders. Ask God to be at work in the halls, offices, and meeting rooms of Australian Parliament. Pray for His peace to descend and for His love to lead in the months ahead.

May 27 – 31

Thank Jesus for being the Lord and leader of your life. Submit yourself, again, to His will for your life. Ask God how you can lead others around you to the love of Jesus.


Pray for the Matching Grant Appeal and the mums who it will reach

June 1 – 9

As you know, June is an important month for the annual Baptist World Aid Matching Grant Appeal. This year you will read the story of a mum named Sharon who knows the pain of seeing her children hungry and ill. Thank God for using your generosity to bring hope and the love of God to heartsick mums like Sharon.

June 10 – 16

Pray that God would stir compassion in the hearts of Australians for mums like Sharon. And ask Him to break your heart again… to reveal to you His great love for humanity.

June 17 – 23

When Baptist World Aid met Sharon late last year, Kenya was in drought, making it hard for her to grow her crop and feed her children. Fortunately, Sharon had received training on how to store food from big harvests. Thank God for His provision… both for mums like Sharon, and the work of Baptist World Aid which seeks to support them.

June 24 – 30

At the end of the 2018 Matching Grant Appeal, please thank God for the blessing of Australian Government funding. As Baptist World Aid seeks to love as Christ loved, ask God to use this relationship with the Australian Government as an important witness to our nation’s leaders.


Pray for constancy through changing seasons.

July 1 – 7

“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. But His character never changes… thank Him for being steadfast and faithful in the midst of ‘new things.’

July 8 – 14

Thank God for the amazing team behind your new Child Sponsorship program which is now in its first year. This work will serve to love and encourage new children, youth, and communities in their development.

July 15 – 22

Thank God for the amazing impact of your Child Sponsorship. As communities who are part of our current Child Sponsorship programming prepare to graduate over the next few years, thank God for strengthening their ability to drive their own development. Pray that He would continue to lead their work in the years ahead.

July 23 – 31

Pray for the communities that your Child Sponsorship will reach in years to come, through new program. Ask God to lead our Christian partners in the selection of project areas, community leaders, and child partners. Pray that He would unleash the potential of this new thing He is doing… and use it to bless families in great need.

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