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God is the defender of those who are marginalised and his work is essential in the success of our programs overseas.

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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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May

"If one part suffers, every part suffers with it."


1 CORINTHIANS 12:26

Pray for God’s work in global missions, that he might refresh the hearts of faithful missionaries and leaders in churches. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you suffer with and rejoice with others.

As Australian mothers are celebrated this month, pray for mothers who are refugees in the Middle East and across Africa. Ask God to encourage them and provide food and care through new working opportunities and through Christian partners.

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

As Australia acknowledges National Sorry Day (26 May), please pray for ongoing reconciliation, justice and new opportunities for First Nations people here and throughout the world. Thank God for Christian leaders who reflect humility and genuine repentance in extending the hand of friendship.

June

"...Your light will rise in the darkness.”


Isaiah 58:10

Pray for God to continue to provide for Baptist World Aid Australia through generous friends so that Christian partners throughout the world can care for the needs of the oppressed.

As countries across the globe remember World Refugee Day (20 June), thank God for his love and protection for those who have had to flee home countries. Thank God for those refugee families who bring diversity, friendship and grace to local churches as they offer mutual hospitality to one another.

Thank God for the faithful work of our Christian partner in Lebanon, Bangladesh, Cambodia, the Solomon Islands and other countries. Pray that he would continue to lead them in all they do.

Thank God for faithful Australian women and men who have cared about those living in poverty, especially during the pandemic. Thank him for using their generosity to support Christian work around the world.

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