Day of Prayer

BWA Women 2023 Day of Prayer - Breath of Life

A Global Prayer Movement | November 6, 2023 

(or Celebrate on Another Day of Your Choosing)

For more than 70 years, sisters in Christ have united in prayer for the Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer. What a legacy to build upon as we commit once again to pray this year in homes, churches, and communities around the world!

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.”

As we pray this year, may you breathe deeply the presence of God as you experience the power of collective prayers being lifted in more than 100 nations! We are confident you will be blessed and encouraged as we gather for the reading of God’s Word, hear stories of how the Spirit is moving, and seek the Lord with open hearts in prayer.

To help us best support you and stand together in prayer with you, we would love to have a record of your planned participation. Would you please complete a brief participation form by clicking the button below?

Your Gifts at Work Around the World

In addition, Day of Prayer gives Baptist women an opportunity to give generously in support of the global initiatives of Baptist World Alliance Women and across our seven Continental Unions. These financial gifts continue to make an eternal difference, providing practical help for women in need and equipping Baptist women to impact their world for Christ. Thank you for being a vital part of this event which propels meaningful ministry throughout the entire year! Click the image on the right to see a summary of projects supported by your donations this year or click here to learn more about each ministry project.

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Your Day of Prayer Guide

This year we have created a 16-page guide filled with information to help you plan and participate in Day of Prayer, including specific prayer requests and praises from each Continental Union as well as details about this year’s global ministry projects. The guide also includes a Bible study from BWA Women President Karen Wilson. With a commitment to creation care, we are seeking to reduce our carbon footprint through a strategic reduction in printing and shipping of the 2023 Day of Prayer Guides. However, we understand there are still groups in which a printed copy is preferred / necessary. To request printed copies within the continental United States, please click here. To access a printer file for printing in your community or to access a PDF of the digital copy, please click here or you can view or download via the embedded reader below. To access a black and white, text-only version, click here.

You are invited to our annual Global Day of Prayer Worship Celebration!

Make plans to join us online Saturday, October 14, for a powerful time of prayer and praise to kick off the 2023 Day of Prayer observances. Featuring worship, prayer, and ministry updates from our seven Continental Unions, this virtual event will encourage and inspire as we celebrate how God is at work through women around the world and share how we can make a difference together in the coming year.

Expanding Your Day of Prayer Experience

This year we are also excited about additional ways to expand your Day of Prayer experience. Read below to find out more about exciting ways to connect with your Baptist sisters around the world.


Through the launch of our virtual platform, you will be able to network with women’s ministry leaders around the world, discover how others are celebrating Day of Prayer, and collaborate to further our shared mission. SIGN UP NOW!


On this website, you will find a variety of Day of Prayer resources, including videos and a 40-day prayer calendar that you can use leading up to your Day of Prayer event or as a follow-up. We hope these resources are an encouragement!

Praying in Your Language

Over the last decade, women have translated the Day of Prayer guide into more than 80 languages, enabling thousands of women to participate in their heart language. As we receive translated versions of the guide, we will add them below to ensure they are accessible to all.

In addition, we are always looking for women to add to our translation team. If you are interested in serving as a translator for Day of Prayer or future BWA Women projects, please click to complete a brief information form.

Help Spread the Word

We are busy creating resources to help you promote your Day of Prayer event, including videos, posters, social media graphics, presentation slides, and more. Check back weekly to discover newly added resources or follow us on social media (@BWAWomen) to ensure you have the full array of our resources to promote your gathering. If there is a specific promotional item you would like for your Day of Prayer event (including a special invitation or greeting from BWA Executive Director Merritt Johnston), please email

“Breath of Life” Testimonies & Prayers

We can find so much encouragement through the testimonies of God’s work in and through us. Check out these stories of women around the world who have experienced the breath of life. You will also be encouraged by the global prayers of women interceding for the needs around us.

Study God’s Word Together

There is power in the living Word of God, so we encourage you to join us in a time of study together. We have Bible studies from BWA Women President Karen Wilson as well as BWA Women Executive Director Merritt Johnston along with others from leaders around the world.

Click to access this year’s Bible studies focused on “Breath of Life”.

A Sisterhood Spanning the Globe

Baptist World Alliance Women is a network of Baptist sisters serving together in 7 continental unions across 153 countries, all united by a calling to impact the world for Christ.

Click to access our BWA Women Network map.

Share a Prayer for the World

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