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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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“I lift my eyes to the mountains – where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.”

Psalm 121:1-2

 

March

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.

April

"I am the resurrection and the life."


JOHN 11:25-26

Pray that the ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus might empower the church in new ways throughout the world as we prepare to celebrate Easter.

Acknowledge the brokenness of God’s world and ask the Great Physician to bring healing and wholeness. Give thanks especially for those people who have been freed from modern day slavery.

Ask God to refresh your pastor’s heart and your church community. Pray that he would bring new opportunities to meet and love your neighbours.

Ask God for mercy for those living in poverty. Especially, remembering the eighth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, give thanks for better policies that protect garment workers, and renewed strength for those still working for change.

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.

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