Prayer Support

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

  • Pray for Emergency Relief

    Last update:  December 2018

    On 22 December night a high tide and a three-meter volcanic tsunami hit Banten Province and South Lampung, the casualty toll is close to 2,000. The number is expected to grow as relief workers are assessing the affected area. As people are moving to safe locations, the number of the displaced is on the rise.

    The tsunami is one of the three major natural disasters Indonesia has experienced in the four-month-period since August when a 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit Lombok and killed over 100. In September the Sulawesi Island was hit by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that resulted in over 2,100 deaths and 2.4 million people affected.

    Please pray for the vulnerable children and families:

    • May God comfort and strengthen those who have lost their families and homes, especially the injured and terrified children.
    • May God protect the affected awaiting rescue and aid, and help them rebuild homes and communities as soon as possible.
    • 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 Indonesia to serve as a living witness of His grace and mighty love to the suffering children and families.

      Learn more about the Indonesia Earthquake & Tsunami Relief

  • Last update:  September 2018

    Typhoon Mangkhut hit northern Luzon, the Philippines, more than 150,000 people are displaced. The overall number of people affected is over 600,000 and is expected to exceed one million in the coming days.

    Having foreseen the scale of the destruction, World Vision have already stocked up relief items before Mangkhut arrived, which has enabled us to begin our response right after. This includes the distribution of items such as hygiene packs, clothing and mosquito nets. We will also continue to assess the needs and coordinate further actions alongside the government and other organisations to help children and families in need.

    May we ask for your prayer support to the vulnerable children and families in this difficult time:

    • 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 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 Philippines Typhoon Relief

  • Last update:  August 2018

    Since June, incessant rains in the state of Kerala in southern India have caused extremely severe floods of a scale unrivalled in almost a century. As of now, more than 300 lives have been lost; over 32 million have been affected, with 800,000 displaced. More than half of the affected are children.

    Our assessment in the affected areas shows that the most needed items are food, clean water, sanitation and hygiene facilities/items, shelters, as well as protection and education for children.

    Our staff have already started relief operation in Kerala, including food distribution and establishment of child friendly spaces to meet children’s psychological needs. We will continue to dispatch relief items such as hygiene packs and daily necessities, as well as providing shelters for the affected, with a view to benefiting 20,000 households.

    Please pray for the vulnerable children and families:

    • May God stop the torrential rain and flooding, help the survivors awaiting rescue to receive aid in time.
    • May God comfort those who have lost their families and homes, give them strength and courage to rebuild their livelihoods; and may their hope for the future be restored.
    • May God lead the work of World Vision and other humanitarian agencies; grant them wisdom and strength to respond quickly to the vulnerable.
    • May God open the hearts of brothers and sisters in Christ that they would lend a helping hand to the affected. May God use World Vision staff to serve as a living witness of His grace and mighty love to the children and families.

      Learn more about the India Floods Relief

  • Last update:  July 2018

    Since conflict broke out in Syria in 2011, millions have been forced to leave home, including over 5.6 million refugees who have fled to neighbouring countries. With homes destroyed, loved ones separated and over 3.7 million children under the age of five displaced and deprived of education, the war has scarred many Syrian families for life.

    Please remember the Syrian children and families affected by the ongoing conflict in your prayers.

    • Pray for all those who have lost loved ones
    • Pray for all those who have been injured, and lost their homes and livelihood
    • Pray for the children who have been affected by this traumatic experience
    • Pray for wisdom and discernment for our leaders and staff in the area
    • Pray for protection over all Syrian refugees, especially children, and for our staff to be willing to be God’s hands and feet
    • Pray that world leaders will come up with a peaceful solution to this horrific crisis

      Learn more about the Syrian Refugee Response

  • 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: 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

  • Pray for the Needs of the World

    Last update: May 2018

    South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia are currently facing a hunger crisis, brought about by factors such as drought, flooding and conflict. Last year, famine was even declared in two counties of Unity State, South Sudan. As of today, the ongoing crisis has left 22 million people across the four East African countries in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, including 12 million children.

    The World Council of Churches and the All Africa Conference of Churches, along with 120 church-related networks and organisations and partners, amounting to 1 billion believers, are calling for faith congregations worldwide to participate in the “Global Day of Prayer to End Famine” on 10 June 2018, when Christians across the globe will respond to the global food crisis through prayer during church service and personal quiet time.

    • Pray that God would help and protect children currently at risk of suffering, and heal those that suffer from acute and chronic malnutrition.
    • Pray for an end to all ongoing conflicts, that civilians could return home and children be free from all forms of violence.
    • Pray for frontline humanitarians to effectively meet the needs in communities.
    • Pray that Christians and churches would continue to remember children and families’ needs, and shine brightly in the darkness.

      Learn more about the Africa Hunger 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.

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  • 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.