On the first Monday in every November Baptist women
unite in praying for one another and for worldwide social and
evangelistic needs. In this way we benefit from being part of a world
- We learn about each other
- We understand one another's vision and struggles
- We sympathise
- We receive enrichment
- We give and accept offerings for special projects
The first Day of Prayer was held in Europe in 1948
when women wished to bring about reconciliation between war-divided
Today many countries worldwide still experience division rather than
unity, and so the faithful work of prayer is carried on.
We give God thanks for the barriers which He has broken down, and in
hope and faith we continue to pray for the reality of the kingdom in
the lives of all His servants, and for its spread among people who do
not recognise Him.
The annual programme is prepared by women from
different continents in turn, and a tremendous network of translators
work to bring the programme to their own unions.
Will you be a part of the prayer
circle next November?
are used to encourage
various projects as mentioned further on. They also support our
Headquarters, the mailing of the different publications, and the
sponsoring of (leadership) conferences. In Europe our president, has a special travel role in order to encourage the
How far would we go?
In some parts of the
world, women are known to walk miles, some over mountains, to reach the
place of prayer. In areas of Africa and Asia, women wade and swim small
rivers to join in the prayer gathering. They carry their food, and
leave husbands to care for their children and families.
For more information about the annual programme and
projects please contact the European Women's secretary
Also if you would like to
apply for our support.
Please visit also the
Baptist World Alliance Women's Department homepage,
of Prayer Program