Prayer Support

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

  • Pray for Emergency Relief

    Last update: March 2019

    Three countries in Southern Africa have recently been hit by floods and a cyclone in quick succession. In early March, Malawi and Mozambique were both hit by flash floods that brought considerable damage. But soon after relief began, Cyclone Idai struck Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, bringing massive rain and floods, with Beira, the fourth largest city of Mozambique, experiencing the greatest impact. The disasters have already killed over 1,000 people, displacing hundreds of thousands. It is estimated that 2.5 million people have been directly affected by Idai. While the actual figures of casualties still need to be confirmed, they are expected to be much higher than the current ones.

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

    • 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, especially vulnerable children, in the aftermath of the cyclone and floods. May God restore their strength and courage to get through this difficult time.
    • May God 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, 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. May God use World Vision staff to be His witnesses as they serve the children and families.

    • Learn more about the Southern Africa Cyclone and Floods Response

  • Last update: March 2019

    The eight-year-long conflict erupted in Syria has brought massive destruction and disruption to the country and civilians. There requires a large amount of resources and time to restore. Until this day, because of the conflict, it is still impossible for over 5.9 million Syrian children to return home, with the losses of their loved ones, homes and future remaining uncompensated.

    Please remember the Syrian children and families in your prayers.

    • May God grant peace and cease the war in Syria, so that civilians may resume their daily lives and no longer suffer in conflict and warfare.
    • Pray for the children affected by this traumatic experience, comfort the souls and heal the wounds.
    • May God strengthen the humanitarian teams, lead the work of World Vision and other agencies. May God bring in the necessary resources, provide a safe living environment and restore their hope for the future.
    • Pray that world leaders protect the affected children and families and bring peace to Syria.
    • May God help brothers and sisters remember the plight of the refugee children so that they would not be forgotten.

    • Learn more about the Syrian Refugee Response

  • Last update: March 2019

    Since December 2013, South Sudan has been in the midst of an armed conflict. Some 4 million people have lost their homes and become displaced. In January 2019, nearly 800,000 South Sudanese were still remaining in Uganda, with food and clean water being two of the most urgent needs for them. On top of violence, South Sudanese also suffer from hunger. As the ongoing conflict continues to worsen the country’s deteriorating economy and food crisis, it is estimated that over 5.2 million people in South Sudan are experiencing food insecurity.

    Please remember the South Sudan children and families in your prayers.

    • Pray for an end to ongoing conflicts in South Sudan, that civilians could return home and children be free from all forms of violence.
    • 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 the children affected by this traumatic experience, comfort the souls and heal the wounds.
    • Pray for frontline humanitarians to effectively meet the needs in communities.
    • May God help brothers and sisters remember the plight of the refugee children so that they would not be forgotten.

    • Learn more about the South Sudan Refugee Crisis Response

  • Last update: March 2019

    In August 2017, conflict broke out in Rakhine State, Myanmar. As of now, over 920,000 people, mostly Rohingyas, are stuck in the world’s largest refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, not knowing when to return home. Though escaped from violence and persecution, the refugees not only have to overcome their traumatic experiences in the past, but also face threats like poverty, human trafficking, malnutrition and natural disasters, making them reliant on humanitarian assistance

    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: 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: 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 World Vision of Macau Association

    Last update: February 2019

    We thank God for the peace we have enjoyed in 2018. Macau citizens were able to share the fruits of our city’s prosperity and stability, and the only reason for that is the grace of God. As we all know, happiness can never be taken for granted.

    • Pray for the citizens of Macau, that they may further grow in cherishing what they have, giving thanks and sharing with others. Pray that they will continue to pursue generosity.
    • Pray for blessings upon the world’s have-nots, that they will receive help and see hope restored. Pray also for the haves, that they will be willing to share with people in need and change lives.

    Learn more about World Vision of Macau Association