Prayer Support

We cordially invite you to pray, as Christ did, for vulnerable and needy people.

  • Pray for Emergency Relief

    Last update: November 2017

    Over 600,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh since end August. 21% of the children under the age of five affected by this humanitarian crisis are malnourished. There are inadequate health facilities and the water is unsafe to drink. Children and babies are sick, and some of them are dying. Bangladesh’s border region has become the world’s largest makeshift settlement for refugees. They are helpless and nearly hopeless. World Vision staff are providing assistance to refugee children and families, having distributed emergency food aid to over 100,000 people.

    Please pray for the refugee children and families:

    • Refugees who are struggling to survive every day. Child refugees especially need God’s protection in this challenging environment.
    • The mental health of refugees who face the stress of a traumatic past, resettlement and an uncertain future.
    • Strength and wisdom for World Vision’s work in Bangladesh’s border region.
    • The rebuilding process of the conflict areas and lasting peace
    • Christians to continue to remember the plight of the refugees with mercy so that their cries may be heard.


  • Last update: November 2017

    The Syrian Conflict has entered its seventh year. Over 4.9 million people have sought refuge in other countries, while another 6.3 million people have been internally displaced. At least 7 million people are food insecure, and about 2 million children are out of school in Syria. Syrian children struggle daily for their survival. They are deprived of food and nutrition, denied access to education, and exposed to violence, forced displacement, child labour and child marriage, which put them under long-term psychosocial stress.

    World Vision provides education, health and psychosocial support to Syrian children. To help families meet their daily needs, we distribute food vouchers and commodities so that they can send their children to school. May our God who instructs us to "mourn with those who mourn" (Romans 12:15) comfort the wounded souls and wipe away the tears of those in grief. In times of disaster, He does not hide His face, but gives peace and hope to everyone who needs salvation. Please remember the Syrian children and families affected by the ongoing conflict in your prayers. Your love can make a difference to their future.

    PRAY FOR:

    • Life-saving assistance to refugees. May God bring aid to children and families in need.
    • Protection from violence. May God help World Vision reach out to children exposed to violence, child labour and child marriage.
    • Protection of health. May God protect the physical and mental health of refugees living in challenging circumstances with an uncertain future.
    • Hope for children. May God fill the hearts of children, especially those who grow up in places where peace and stability are absent, with love and newfound hope.
    • Strength and wisdom for World Vision’s work to yield fruits.
    • Peace and rebuilding in Syria. May God bring healing and hope to this land.
    • The Christian community to lift up the needs of Syrian children and families whose lives have been affected by conflict and displacement.


      Learn more about the Syrian Refugee Response

  • Last Update: May 2017

    Hunger crisis driven by complicated factors, including drought and conflict, has left over 20 million people across East Africa in urgent need of humanitaian food assistance. More than 3.5 million children are suffering from malnutrition. In late February, famine was declared in two provinces of Unity state in northern South Sudan. Somalia is also on the brink of famine, and certain parts of Kenya and Ethiopia are approaching emergency levels of food insecurity. At the same time, those escaping conflict and hunger crises are increasing dramatically across the region; exacerbating the need to assist in multiple areas and contexts.

    • May God show mercy to the children and families who are starving in South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. Pray that aid can be scaled up and reach those in need promptly.
    • May God protect children from all kinds of violence and fear. Pray that they will stay hopeful amidst this difficult time and they can grow healthily.
    • May God grant peace and cease the violence in South Sudan. Pray for the leaders and stakeholders involved in peace efforts to restore peace successfully.
    • May God touch the hearts of brothers and sisters so that more will respond to this urgent need. May God bless the relief operations of World Vision as a living witness of God's love to the affected.

    Learn more about the Africa Hunger Relief


  • Last Update: October 2016

    In early October, Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti, putting the already poor country in deep distress. Over 1,000 people have been killed and approximately 2 million people are affected.

    • May God comfort those who have lost their families and homes, especially vulnerable children, in the aftermath of the hurricane. May God restore their strength and courage to get through this difficult time.
    • May God take control of the hygienic condition of the affected areas, and minimise further impact of potential cholera and other waterborne diseases outbreaks.
    • May God lead the work of World Vision and other humanitarian agencies; grant them wisdom and strength to respond quickly, so the affected can rebuild their homes and overcome the challenges of shortages of food, water and shelter.
    • May God move brothers and sisters in Christ to lend a helping hand to the affected people. May God use World Vision staff to be His witnesses as they serve the children and families.

    Learn more about the Haiti Hurricane Relief


  • Last Update: April 2016

    On 16 April evening, a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit the central coast of Ecuador that left hundreds killed and thousands injured. Buildings and roads have been destroyed and there have been hundreds of aftershocks. The government has declared a national state of emergency.

    • May God comfort and strengthen those who have lost their families and homes, especially the injured and terrified children.
    • May God stop the aftershocks and toppling, and protect the victims awaiting rescue and aid.
    • May God guide the work of World Vision and other humanitarian agencies, grant them wisdom and strength to respond quickly to the needs of the affected children and families, and restore their hope for the future.
    • May God open the hearts of brothers and sisters in Christ that they would lend a helping hand to the affected. May God empower World Vision staff in Japan and Ecuador to serve as a living witness of His grace and mighty love to the suffering children and families.

    Learn more about the Ecuador Earthquake Relief


  • Pray for the end of violence against children

    Last Update:November 2017

    Over 1 billion children experience violence every year globally. Violence threatens their survival and health, robs them of their right to education, and causes short and long-term physical, emotional and social consequences. It is important to address these issues and offer counselling and assistance to the victims, so that they feel safe and have their immediate needs met.

    • May God heal and restore the lives of children affected by violence, helping them to deal with any physical, psychological or social hindrance brought about by violence.
    • May God provide care, health, psychological assistance, justice and support to children who have experienced the loss of a parent and/or sibling due to violence.
    • May God protect the children who live in countries with conflicts, or have experienced natural disasters recently.
    • May God bring shelter to the children that have been forcibly displaced.
    • May God protect all children from exploitation and harm, and let them experience His love.

    Learn more about It takes a world to end violence against children

  • Last Update:November 2017

    Many of the issues of violence, such as child labour, child marriage, child sacrifice, are prohibited by laws which, however, are not always enforced. Each one of us is called to speak out for orphans and the poor.

    • May God lead governments around the world to enact and endorse laws to protect children.
    • May God bring equality and universal access to education.
    • May God bring income and economic development opportunities to vulnerable households.
    • May God lead governments to create a strong labour market and a stable environment, so that child labour can be eliminated in the supply chains.

    Learn more about It takes a world to end violence against children

  • Pray for the Needy Children

    Issue Date: November 2015

    According to UNAIDS, there were 36.9 million people living with HIV in 2014, and about 2 million were new cases.

    • May God have mercy on the people living with the illness in despair; grant them courage and strength to receive treatment. May God remember the orphans who lost their parents to AIDS and keep them safe and healthy.
    • May God lead governments to address the impacts of HIV/AIDS on children and women, and carry out effective policies to control HIV infection and ensure proper care for the affected people.
    • May God lead the work of World Vision in organising education and remedial programmes to help vulnerable and marginalised groups, and affected families would receive support through mutual help groups and medical services.

    Learn more about children affected by HIV epidemic

  • Issue Date: October 2013

    It is estimated that nearly 32 million girls worldwide are still unable to attend school and complete their education due to financial, institutional and cultural barriers.

    • Financial constraints in poor families often stop older girls from continuing education. These girls are asked to stay at home for housework or to find a job to support their families. May God help these poor families acquire sufficient aid to cover the education expenses of their children.
    • The journey to and from school can be risky for girls, especially when they must walk long distances. May God grant them peace and keep them safe as they travel.
    • Some girls are deprived of the basic right to education because of the gender discrimination in their family or societal cultures; some girls are forced into early marriage. May God speak to the hearts of their parents so that they would treat all their children equally and respect girl’s right to education.
    • May God honour the desire of the girls to become educated; grant them perseverance; help them develop their potential and live their life to the fullest. May God lead the national governments, developmental agencies and NGOs in their effort to fight for equal educational opportunities for girls.

    Learn more about Child Marriage

  • Issue Date: August 2013

    The number of unemployed youth continues to soar globally. An additional 3.5 million young people have gone jobless since 2007. Many countries are facing serious challenges in tackling this global youth unemployment crisis. The chance of a youngster going unemployed is nearly triple to that of an adult.

    • In developing countries, increasing numbers of youth find themselves remain underemployed. May God lead the national governments in creating more stable and quality job opportunities for young workers, so as to alleviate the issue of working poverty.
    • May God lead the work of World Vision in poor communities where it provides vocational training to youths looking for proper skills to increase their earnings, and to empower them to live more independently and confidently.
    • Vocational training could also bring hope to young women by equipping them with new skills that would land them a job more suitable for women (e.g. sewing instead of quarrying). May God help more young females obtain these training so that they could work in a safer and more suitable environment.
    • May God teach the youths in developing countries diligence and the right attitude towards money; grant them the aspiration to change their communities and countries through properly acquired knowledge, skills and wealth.
  • Pray for World Vision of Macau Association

    Last update: September 2017

    • God is abundant. He has given us abundant resources to share with others. Pray that we could bless poor children afar and spread love across the world.
    • Pray that Macao residents would be united as one and be the voice of the poor, and practise love for the vulnerable.