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Baptist World Alliance

Mens World Day of Prayer


Saturday, April 27, 2013
The World Day of Prayer offers an opportunity to involve the men in your church, but also to seek others in your sphere of influence, and those with whom you interact. Choose creative ways that will appeal to men through a prayer breakfast or evening worship service; week-end revival, community witnessing or other special event. Participate in the Prayer heard around the world. Establish and promote an offering goal for Baptist Mens work around the world. Plan, promote and conduct the event so that men can learn about the needs and personally respond through prayer, giving and reaching out to others.

What is the World Day of Prayer?


The BWA Mens World Day of Prayer is an annual event on the fourth Saturday of April. The BWA Mens Department sponsors this event and seeks to unite men in more than 200 Baptist Conventions and Unions around the World. This special day involves Baptist men worldwide, in a unified day of witnessing, prayer, giving, fellowship, inspiration and learning. Baptist men all over the world will pray for Gods help as they seek to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every person in the world. Many will follow up their prayers by going into communities witnessing to the unsaved and will give financial gifts to send the message where they cannot personally go.

PRAY FOR GLOBAL CONCERNS


1. Peace relief from civil unrest that affects communities and countries 2. Love reaching out with concern for our fellowman 3. Unity in bringing about brotherhood, peace and cooperation. 4. Humanitarian efforts assistance to victims of natural and man-made disasters 5. The Environment that we will be better stewards 6. Ministry the work of Baptist Mens Fellowship groups, BWA Officers and staff 7. Financial Support - to involve men in missions throughout the world.

Praying in step with the Spirit

OBJECTIVES OF THE MENS WORLD DAY OF PRAYER


Recommit to living for Jesus Christ. Rededicate to the mission of winning the souls for Gods kingdom. Pray for ways and opportunities for men to become actively involved in and dedicated to reach the whole world about the love of Jesus Christ for all. Pray for power to find ways and opportunities for men to become actively involved in activities designed to reach the whole world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Give sacrificial offerings for Mens work around the world in order that men in every Baptist convention and union might be enlisted, trained and involved in these activities. Witness to all people, on this day, as a part of the weekends Lay Revival activities. Fellowship to encourage other men to learn of international needs.

Strategic Goal: To inspire dynamic spirit-led men on the move reaching unsaved men for Christ by impacting their communities, nation and world by their life, commitment and witness.

Mens Groups around the world are encouraged to repeat the prayer below together at 11:00 a.m. and make telephone and video links where possible, in a time of communal prayer during the Day of Prayer. Heavenly Father, source of all truth and wisdom, who loves the whole creation, and who knows all things, cleanse and purify our hearts and minds this day, through the power of your Holy Spirit, that we may worship you with our entire being, and magnify your Holy name. Mighty God, as we celebrate today the BWA Mens World Day of Prayer and Witness, give us the wisdom to be the leaders You have called us to be in the home, in the community, in the workplace, and in the Church. Guide us Lord as we strive to stand for justice and integrity. Gracious savior, Make your ways known upon earth. Show your saving power among all people. Renew your Church in holiness, and help us to serve you with joy. Guide the leaders of all nations that justice may prevail throughout the world. Let not the sick or needy be forgotten, nor the hope of the poor taken away. Father we pray for peace in our communities this day. For calm in our streets and cities, that people may go about their lives in safety and peace. We commit afresh to you all who work for peace and an end to war and tensions among nations. We pray for those who work to uphold law and justice. We pray for an end to fear. Help us to extend comfort and support to those who suffer. Father God, watch over the nations of the world, that truth may prevail over distortion, wisdom will triumph over recklessness and the concerns of every person can be heard. Give us the sense of Your presence and Your love. Help us to have perfect trust in Your protection and strengthening power. For by living close to You, we shall see Your hand, Your purpose, Your will through all things. Lord make us instruments of your peace and let your glory be over all the earth. In your mercy, hear our prayers, now and always. Amen

Sample Program
Opening Prayer Welcome Greetings (eg. On behalf of the BWA & other church bodies) Introduction of Guest Speaker Main Address Hymn Collection of Offering (to be sent to the BWA Mens Dept.) PRAYER SERVICE Praise & Worship Prayers (you may wish to sing choruses between prayers) Include prayers for topics shown on this guide Include prayers specific to the needs of your country and region Join in the communal Prayer Heard Around the World at the appropriate time Hymn Closing Remarks Prayer & Benediction Funding objectives of the Mens World Day of Prayer are for Baptist World Aid; Evangelism; Development of training modules including the updating of the Baptist Mens Manual; Disaster Relief Development and coordination; Communications. This is the major funding of the Baptist Mens work around the world. Please send offering to the Treasurer of the BWA Dept. (listed below). You may also donate by using the Baptist World Alliance online contributions through PayPal, with your contribution designated as Mens Department.
President: Director: Treasurer: Coordinator: Owen Crooks,: 1(876) 922-6433; owencrooks@yahoo.com; Forestal Lawton, 1(816) 739 6688, MRL8334@aol.com; Harold Wolgast, 1(785) 271-5377, hdwolgast@juno.com; Dave Dillon 1(876)424-7438, dillon_y2k@yahoo.com