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Praying Together

Prayer Requests
June 2023

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on

toward love and good deeds…” (Hebrews 10:24, NIV). 


Prince of Peace, we plead for peace and hope for the citizens of the eastern and northern regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo; thousands of families have been forced to flee to displacement camps, and face hunger and diseases.

Polisi Kivava Baudouin serves as Canadian Baptist Ministries’ national field staff for relief and development in Africa. Pray with him that good weather conditions would prevail in Kenya where there is risk of famine. Lift up the new CBM partnerships in Togo and Liberia, that livelihoods and spiritual growth will be improved as a result of their ministry. 





Omnipotent God, thank you that the Myanmar-Thailand border has opened and that students of Thailand Bethel Theological Institute are attending classes in person. Watch over Conrad and Fiona Kwok, Canadian Baptist Ministries’ team leaders for Chinese Ministries, in their overseas travels this year.

Uphold Canadian Baptist Ministries National Field Staff Suraj Komaravalli who has recently been appointed team lead for Asia. Pray for strength and wisdom for him as he oversees projects among CBM’s partners in India, Central Asia, and the Philippines. 


Great Shepherd, we pray with Xiaodan Frӧhlich, who ministers to students in Marburg, Germany, as Canadian Baptist Ministries field staff: may Christians be motivated to give of their time and energy to be “shepherds” to the flock there. 

Encourage Xiaodan and her husband Philipp in the ministry they have started in Kassel, Germany, for children and youth aged 8−13. Inspire them to make the gospel alive for all ages.

Middle East/North Africa

Omniscient God, comfort those affected by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, and provide resources for churches serving them. Equip graduates of the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut to deliver your message of love to the Arab world; may churches in Lebanon exude the message of hope.


Grant grace, Lord, to CBM MENA Team Leaders Mireille and Elie Haddad. Prepare Evangeline Hammond for her appointment as field staff in Lebanon, effective September 2023. 

Latin America

Steadfast Jesus, we pray for political stability in Bolivia; for fair elections in Guatemala; for justice regarding gang control in El Salvador; and, for CBM Field Staff Bill and Janice Dyck, based in Calgary, ministering to pastors and children in Latin America. 


Lift up all Canadian Baptist Ministries’ staff living in Latin America: team leaders the Soucys as well as Kathryn Scott and Byron Velásquez in Guatemala, and the Huttons and Patty Nacho in Bolivia. Lord, grant them and our Baptist Latin American sisters strong faith, good health, and safety over the summer months. 


The goal of Canadian Baptist Ministries’ Active in Mission 2023 is to raise $100,000 to help feed the hungry in CBM’s partner countries. Pray that many Baptists across Canada will take on this summer challenge and be active for a cause.

National Indigenous People’s Day is a time to recognize the outstanding contributions and unique heritage of our Indigenous peoples. Creator of all, we come humbly to your throne asking that a spirit of gratitude, humility, and unity prevail.

Atlantic Canada

We praise you, Glorious God, for the ministry of interMISSION 2023 and ask your continued blessing on Atlantic Baptist Women’s leaders. As the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada meet August 10−12 for OASIS at Crandall University, Moncton, N.B., may they, too, “consider how to spur one another on toward love and good deeds” (Hebrews 10:24, NIV).

Compassionate Jesus, reveal yourself to those experiencing loss, unplanned pregnancies, or sex addictions who come to the Open Door Centers in Halifax and Bridgewater, N.S. Supply more male counsellors, and secure a permanent location in Bridgewater. 


Lift up the East Coast Theology Summer School taking place June 13−15 at Acadia Divinity College, Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Ask God that the Simpson Lectures, given at this time by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, be an inspiration to all who hear them.


Loving Lord, who said, “Let the little children come to me,” we plead for any precious children in our region who have not had the privilege of hearing about you. Lead them to attend a Vacation Bible School sponsored by Atlantic Baptist Women.


Faithful Father, we lift up all CBM global field staff who live far from aging parents, young grandchildren, and adult children. Fill the gap in their families. 

Thank you, Lord, for each of the leaders of the Baptist women's unions representing the seven continental unions within the Baptist World Alliance. Thank you that Patty Lane, president of Baptist Women of North America, attended interMISSION 2023 and was able to become acquainted with ABW. 

Thank you for praying!
May the Lord bless you as you lift up these requests before him. 

These requests come from many sources including the CBM website, CBM Prayerline, as well as blogs, newsletters, and emails from CBM staff and other Baptist partners.

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