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Prayer Diary for November 2021


From Baptist Union Prayer Diary

5th December - This week we pray for the work of the European Baptist Federation Mission Partnerships. Throughout the last 15 years, EBF Mission Partnerships has helped start about 230 new congregations and at least 15,000 people have become new believers and members of those churches. Through these mission partnerships God has been at work, changing lives and transforming communities.  (www.ebf.org/mp)

12th December - This wee we pray for the Eastern Baptist Association, who fellowship together to encourage and resource one another for the work of mission, both for each church in its local context, and in things we might do together.
The Association supports every church to contribute to the wider mission in their own unique way by taking part in enriching relationships, developing ministry and enabling fruitful mission in its own area.  (www.easternbaptist.org.uk)

19th December - At a time when out country is debating immigration policy, we remember Jesus, a refugee child, fleeing to safety. We celebrate Christ who, with God's love, welcomed strangers and those who had been marginalised. May we live as disciples of the incarnate God, who through our welcome and our love, will build communities of grace for all.
Prayer taken from the JPIT prayers for Advent: Here is Hope   (http://www.jointpublicissues.org.uk/advent)

26th December - As we come to the end of 2021, take time to reflect on the past year. Pray that we may see where God has blessed us an challenged us, and ask for God's guiding presence for the year ahead.
 

From the BMS World Mission Prayer Diary

28th November - 4th December - Gender Justice - Gender Justice is a cross-cutting theme in BMS World Mission's new five-year strategy. This week we focus our prayers on how BMS is looking to embed this work with our partners in the coming years.

5th - 11th December - BMS Fundraising - For over 200 years BMS World Mission has been sustained by God's love and the generosity of thousands of churches and individuals who provide the necessary funds for this incredible work. Please pray for continued financial provision for BMS projects and partners.

12th - 18th December - Afghanistan - BMS World Mission works in several locations across Afghanistan helping to bring hope in this fragile country. The team works in a variety of development projects such as leadership formation, food production and mental health care, to show love in practical ways.

19th - 25th December - Church and Evangelism - BMS World Mission workers and partners love to bring glad tidings of great joy to the communities they serve. Join them in this advent season to pray for many people to hear the Christmas story and receive the joy of Christ.

26th December - 1st January - Mobilising Communities - "Whose voice counts?" is a vital question to ask when planning community development activities. It is imperative BMS World Mission makes sure their voice does not drown out those from communities where they work who are best placed to know what is needed. 

You can access the full BMS World Mission Prayer Diary here.