Having been to Korea and Indonesia this summer, I am mindful of the connection we have with Baptist women around the world. I support the Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer because on this one day, Baptist women in seven continental unions are utilizing the same materials and praying together for critical needs.
The 2010 Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer theme is “In Step with the Spirit,” based on Galatians 5:25, “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” The Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer is traditionally observed on the first Monday of November, which this year is November 1, 2010. The one-day prayer observance has also expanded to include, in some situations, a weekend prayer retreat, special activities for the entire church, and other opportunities throughout the month of November. The state of women in the world makes it essential for Baptist women to come together for one day or during the entire month of November to pray and give so that our world will be impacted for Christ.
I challenge you to participate in a Day of Prayer Observance at your church or in your association. In many places of the world, women walk great distances or travel by bus or other public transportation to participate. Can we not give an hour for prayer with our Baptist sisters around the world?
For more information, go to www.kywmu.org/dayofprayer.