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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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October

'The Lord is near to the brokenhearted...'


Psalm 34:18

Pray that God might be near to those Afghan families who fled their home country and are now living in new lands around new cultures. Give thanks for the churches and workers who are helping them resettle.

Pray for women and girls throughout Afghanistan, for their protection, continued education and courage to dream about a better life. Ask God to provide flickers of hope each day as they confront new challenges and political situations.

As Afghanistan continues to experience great upheaval and uncertainty, ask the Prince of Peace to reduce the chaos and fear for Afghan people. Pray that the God of love will make his presence known through Christian aid partners across Afghanistan and throughout the region.

Remember those affected in Haiti’s earthquake and other natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods and fires. Pray for mercy and compassionate responses as people rebuild their lives.

November

'Praise the Lord, my soul,'


Psalm 103:2

As the pandemic affects children around the globe, pray that God would protect their childhood, keep them safe and provide opportunities for them to flourish.

As we focus on World Children’s Day (20 November), pray for Baptist World Aid Child Sponsorship programs, the Children and Youth Clubs our partners run, supporting tomorrow’s leaders.

As Indonesia, Nepal, Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea battle new challenges with COVID-19, pray for hospital and aid workers as they continue to serve the most marginalised. Ask God to strengthen them and provide necessary medical equipment.

Pray for Indigenous and immigrant communities throughout Australia, those who are most vulnerable in response to COVID-19. Ask God to provide compassion and care for medical workers and accurate information to be dispersed regarding vaccinations.

December

'For unto us a Son is given.’


Isaiah 9:6

Acknowledge the brokenness of the world, and the impact sin has had on countries throughout the world. Thank God for sending Jesus to work through his people in living out mercy, forgiveness and justice.

Pray for Christians throughout the world, that they may remain vigilant in helping their neighbours and actively engaged in prayer for the most vulnerable, especially during the holidays.

Pray for safety and peace during Christmas celebrations around the globe.

Rejoice that we can know God through his son Jesus. At the end of a challenging year, rejoice that he is the same yesterday, today and forever.

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