Baptist women around the world join together in prayer

by Joyce Porto on November 3, 2023 in Blog

The Day of Prayer is a global prayer movement that unifies Baptist women across the nations of the world for a time of prayer and fellowship.

Baptist women use this day to raise awareness of global issues, share about global missions, fundraise for mission projects, and provide support for diverse causes that burns in the heart of Baptist women.

The Day of Prayer is observed internationally on November 6, 2023 (the first Monday of November), but you can observe the Day of Prayer any day that works best for you and your church.

The 2023 theme is “Breath of Life” drawn from Job 33:4: “The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life."

To download the English 2023 World Day of Prayer Guide, click HERE.

Para descargar la Guía de la Jornada Mundial de Oración 2023 en español, pulse AQUÍ.


Promotional Ideas for the World Day of Prayer

Gatherings: Organize a prayer gathering in your local WMU group or churches to discuss prayer for Baptist women across the globe.

Announcements: Ask churches to include announcements about the Day of Prayer in their Sunday bulletins, newsletters, or social media platforms.

Prayer guides or devotionals: provide prayer guides or devotionals related to the Day of prayer.

Personal testimonies: encourage members to share their personal testimonies about the impact of prayer in their lives and in mission work. Share them in the service, prayer gatherings, or social media.

Interactive prayer activities: create prayer activities to promote the prayer day and help participants to understand the power of prayer like guided prayer sessions or creative prayer stations.

Pastor/leader’s endorsement: encourage your senior pastors, mission pastors, and leaders in the church to share from the pulpit about the prayer day and the importance of prayer in the life of the church.

Prayer Vigil: organize a 24-hour prayer vigil or prayer chain leading up to the Day of Prayer. Encourage members to sign up for specific time slots to pray either in the church or in their homes.

Special service: plan a special service or event that will include time for prayer, worship, and specific time of prayer for the requests of the Baptist women of the world.

Mission awareness: Emphasize the global mission aspect of the Day of Prayer. Highlight the missionary projects and causes they support throughout the event.

Youth and children’s programs: create age-level activities for youth and children to engage in the Day of Prayer like crafts, games, and prayer gatherings for children around the world.

Promote giving: fundraise for the specific missions or causes of the Day of Prayer and encourage the members to donate. Donations can be made through the Baptist Women of North America (Women US/Canada Continental body). Giving Information HERE.

Inter-WMU group/church collaboration: encourage your WMU group or church to gather with other groups to jointly observe the Day of Prayer.

Prayer walks: arrange prayer walks within or around the church area. This is an activity to help the people in the church to focus their thoughts on prayer. Set up stations along the walk to represent the specific prayer requests.


If you have any questions or would like additional promotional ideas, please connect with our WMU Multicultural Specialist Joyce Porto at (214) 828-5150 or joyce.wmutx[at]

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