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Children Witnesses to Voilence

Pray for children who witness domestic violence between their parents. Pray for them to be healed from emotional problems, including distrust of adults, guilt, shame, anger and aggressive behavior. (Ps. 32:7)

North Korean Defectors

Pray for North Korean women defectors who have married men in China. These women often don’t report serious domestic violence for fear of being arrested and deported.

Women in Ukraine

Pray for the more than 1.8 million women in Ukraine exposed to physical domestic violence, which resulted in 600 women dying last year. Only 10% of the women turned to police. (2 Sam. 22:3)

Men in Vietnam

Pray for church leaders in Vietnam to teach men to respect and love their wives. Pray also that men and women would understand their self-worth as sons and daughters of God.

Social Services in Albania

Pray for the church and social services in Albania to support single moms coming out of domestic-abuse safe houses. These moms often work long hours while leaving their children home alone.

Finnish Government

Pray for the new Finnish government to direct resources to reduce domestic violence. Pray that those suffering physical and emotional abuse at home would receive help and support.

Women in Switzerland

Pray for women experiencing domestic violence in Switzerland to have the courage to speak out and not suffer silently in shame. Pray for community awareness and dialog to take place.

Pastors Speak Against Abuse

Pray for pastors to speak out against violence, encouraging those who are abused to come to church leaders for help and safety. May leaders hold abusers accountable so the violence will stop.

French Police

Pray for police in France to intervene in domestic-violence situations and take women’s complaints seriously. Twenty-two women have already been killed this year in France by current and ex-partners. (Ps. 40:11)

Shelters in Canada

Pray for the 3,491 women and 2,724 children in Canada who sleep in shelters to escape abuse each night. About 300 women and children are turned away daily because the shelters are full.

Grace for Abusers

Pray for abusers to be changed by God’s mercy. “Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon” (Isa. 55:7).

Children in Foster Care

Pray for the 18,000 children in foster care in the Netherlands, many of whom have suffered domestic violence. Pray for Christian foster families to model God’s love and provide safe places to grow up. (Ps. 41:2)

Women in Greenland

Pray for the protection and healing of women in Greenland, where 62 percent of adult women have at some point been subjected to violence. Pray that communities will hold abusers accountable for their actions. (Ps. 140:1)

Scripture in Abusive Homes

Pray for those who experience domestic violence in Christian homes, where they are taught to submit to an abusive family member. Pray that Christians will not twist Scripture to excuse or justify abusive behavior.

Domestic Violence in Bulgaria

Pray for the 1 in 3 Bulgarian women who are victims of domestic violence. In the past three years, murders of women by spouses, partners or close relatives have increased 50 percent.

Police in North Ireland

Pray that police and those in power to correctly address the problem of domestic violence in Northern Ireland. Thank God that there is growing awareness and that more people are reporting it to authorities.

Healing for Victims and the Church

Pray for physical, spiritual and emotional healing to take place in the lives of women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Pray for the Church and Christian ministries to provide help and healing. (Ps. 20:1)

Media in Thailand

Pray for God to turn people’s hearts away from the violence and deviant sexual behavior found in Thailand’s media, which many believe contribute to increased domestic violence. Pray for Thai leaders to have wisdom in addressing this problem.

Women in Serbia

Pray for women in Serbia who are physically, mentally and sexually abused due to a low view of women in society. Pray that women would not be afraid to report domestic violence and that proper action would be taken based on these reports.

Radio Stories in Germany

Pray for Dr. Peggy Banks’ story of inner healing, carried on radio and the internet, to reach women in Germany who suffer from violence. There, a woman is killed by her partner or ex-partner every three days.

Husbands to Protect Wives

Pray for men to love and cherish their wives and understand that God has entrusted them with the protection and care of their families. “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her” (Eph. 5:25).

Unemployed in Ukraine

Pray for those in Ukraine who are unemployed, raising families on extremely low incomes or forced to leave the country in search of work. Pray that they will have hope in Jesus amid their difficult situations.

Education for the Roma People

Pray for educational opportunities to increase for the Roma people in Bulgaria. More than 68% of the Roma find themselves impoverished due to low educational levels.

Clean Water

Pray for the 844 million people worldwide who lack access to safe water and the 2.3 billion people who lack access to toilets.

Women in Serbia

Pray for poor and oppressed women in Serbia who often lack support and opportunities to develop themselves through education and employment.

Worldwide Poverty

Pray for the 783 million people living below the international poverty line of US$1.90 a day, more than half of whom are in sub-Saharan Africa.

Poor in Poland

Pray for those in Poland who are impoverished due to individual life situations and for the masses who are barely living above the subsistence level.

Prayer for Rwanda

Pray for all the Rwandans who are in need to be reached by their government’s efforts to reduce poverty. Praise God for the strides made.

Low Wages in Uruguay

Pray for the people of Uruguay who face low-wage jobs, expensive services, a high homeless population and an increasing immigrant population.

Prayer for Somalia

Pray for the people of Somalia who face extreme poverty due to an unstable central government, civil disputes, and floods and droughts.

Corruption in Kenya

Pray for widely reported corruption in Kenya to be controlled. Almost 50% of the population lives in abject poverty. Pray for women to find employment to feed their families. (Ps. 35:10)

Refugee Crisis

Pray for impoverished refugees who live on the streets and beg for money. Many women and children are forced into prostitution or marrying older men for money. (Ps. 82:3-4)

Employers in Albania

Pray for employers in Albania to fear God and pay their employees every month. Many workers are waiting two to three months to receive their pay – only to see it all go toward debt.

Women and Children in Poverty

Pray for women and children living amid extreme poverty and in need of food, clean water, proper sanitation, safe housing, health care and an adequate income.

Ending Global Poverty

Pray for major strides to be made in eliminating the causes of global poverty, including unemployment, social exclusion and high vulnerability to disasters, diseases and other threats.

Radios and Media Players

Pray for more radios, MP3 players, and other media devices to be provided for women who are unable to afford them but are eager to listen to Women of Hope.

Violence in Venezuela

Pray for the more than 3 million Venezuelans who have left their country due to violence and shortages of food and medicine. Over 1 million have fled to neighboring Colombia. (Ps. 12:5)

The Church Responding to Poverty

Pray for the hearts of the Church to be softened toward the plight of the poor. “Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered” (Prov. 21:13).

Paraguay Inmates

Pray for women inmates in Paraguay who listen to Women of Hope and pray together. Praise God for this ministry and ask that they may find work and Christian support when released.

Prostitution in Germany

Pray for the thousands of prostitutes in Germany, mostly from poor Eastern European countries, to be rescued from their poverty and reached through the Hidden Treasures audio series.

Listeners in Nepal

Pray for Women of Hope Nepal listeners who, in addition to spiritual instruction, are receiving income-generating skill training in shoemaking, sewing and tailoring.

Women In Ethiopia

Pray for women in Ethiopia who are struggling to survive and need ways of generating income. Some gather wood from the forest to sell for less than the cost of a single meal. (Ps. 70:5)

Team Members and Intercessors

Pray for TWR Women of Hope team members and intercessors providing skills training, financial counseling, health-care seminars, or gifts of food and clothing to those in need.

People in France

Pray for students, single parents and the elderly in France who find it difficult to make ends meet. Many are working multiple jobs due to low wages and are turning to charities to supply their food.

Faith to be Strengthened

Pray for the faith of the poor to be strengthened as we pray, “Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?” (James 2:5).

Thankful Hearts

Pray for believers of all income levels to have thankful hearts as they rely on God for their material security. May they pursue what God requires and desires them to do and not seek employment just for the money to resolve their problems.

Turkey's Economic Crisis

Pray for Turkey’s economic crisis, which has resulted in food shortages and unemployment. Fear and pressure are causing many to search for new life. Praise God for 10 people who accepted Christ through the Women of Hope broadcasts.

People in South Korea

Pray for the elderly, disabled and female heads of households in South Korea who face high levels of poverty. Pray also for the defectors from North Korea who flee food shortages and an authoritarian government.

Widows In India

Pray for a group of impoverished widows in India to receive salvation and be materially provided for. They recently heard the gospel and received blankets, bedsheets, towels and saris from TWR Women of Hope teams.

Governments and Relief Organizations

Pray for governments and relief organizations to hold officials accountable for the appropriate use of all money, food, and supplies given to help people suffering because of extreme poverty, refugee conditions and natural disasters.

Women of Hope Listeners

Pray for those listening to Women of Hope programs to know that God cares for them and that he will give them the strength, courage and determination to get through even the most difficult circumstances.

Fathers to Love Their Daughters

Pray for fathers to love their daughters, treat them with dignity, encourage their education and defend them from harmful cultural practices. (1 Cor 13:6-7)

Strengthening of Child Brides

Pray for the strengthening of child brides. “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand” (Isa. 41:10).

Teachers and Community Leaders

Pray for teachers and community leaders to teach girls that they can refuse forced marriage and to protect these girls if their parents will not listen.

An End of Human Trafficking

Pray for an end of child brides being forced into human trafficking, which places them at greater risk of contracting HIV infection. (Ps. 38:21-22)

Freedom to Continue Education

Child brides to have the freedom to continue their education. A multi-generational cycle of poverty continues if girls lose this opportunity.

Enforcement of Laws

Pray for the creation and enforcement of laws addressing child marriage and for the removal of legal loopholes and exceptions. (Deut. 11:1)

End of FGM

Pray for an end to female genital mutilation as a rite of passage to womanhood. It is usually followed by child marriage. We praise God for the progress made in Ethiopia to end these practices.

Protection for Children

Pray for the protection of child brides. “But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you” (Ps. 5:11).

God's View of Marriage

Pray for God’s view of marriage — as between one man and one woman — to be embraced. Pray that abstinence education will be taught and lived out in cultures around the world. (Heb. 13:4)

Decline of Child Marriages

Pray for the continuing decline of child marriage around the world. In the last 10 years, the number of child brides has dropped from 25% to 21% globally.

Those Suffering Domestic Violence

Pray for child brides suffering from domestic violence. Many find themselves victims of physical, sexual, verbal and emotional abuse. (Ps. 140:1)

Girls From Poor Households

Pray for girls from poor households and rural areas who are at greater risk of becoming child brides. Many of these brides have little or no education.

Abandoned Wives

Pray for women who married as children and have been abandoned, divorced or widowed. Pray for their provision, support and encouragement as they raise their young families.

Agencies to Work Together

Pray for the continuing cooperation of global, regional, national and local governmental agencies to work toward the elimination of child, early and forced marriages. (Dan. 2:21)

Access to Women of Hope Programs

This month we are praying for child brides. Join our teammates at ERF in Wetzlar, Germany as they pray.

Pray for child brides to have access to Women of Hope programs to encourage them spiritually and provide practical wisdom in raising their families.

God to Move Cultures

Pray for God to move in the hearts and minds of communities and cultures to change their beliefs and practices regarding child marriage.

Husbands to Love Their Wives

Pray for husbands who have married child brides to love them and treat them with dignity and respect. “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her” (Eph. 5:25-27).

Against Child Marriages

Pray for child marriage to not be used as a tool of manipulation. In some cultures, a bride price is welcome income for a poor family, and a groom will receive a smaller dowry if the bride is young.

Child Brides to Learn of God

Pray for child brides to learn of God’s heart for them: “For your Maker is your husband. …The LORD will call you back as if you were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit—a wife who married young, only to be rejected, says your God” (Isa. 54:5-6).

Children of Young Mothers

Pray for children who are born to adolescent mothers and therefore face greater health and nutritional risks. Child marriage is linked with increased risk of death to both mother and child.

Better Safeguards for Girls

Pray for every nation to set 18 as the legal minimum age of marriage. Pray for safeguards to ensure that parental consent or other exceptions would not be used to force girls into marriage.

Comfort in God's Word

Pray for child brides to find comfort and truth in God’s Word. (2 Cor. 1:3-4)

Changed Minds and Hearts

Pray for changed minds and hearts in cultures where child brides are used to pay debts, manage disputes or settle social, economic and political alliances.

Women Suffering from Fistulas

Pray for the 2 million girls and women suffering from obstetric fistulas (vaginal and rectal ruptures) occurring during obstructed labor.

Safety and Protection for Girls

Pray for safety and protection for refugee girls and those in humanitarian crises who are at risk of physical and sexual assault.

Places of Refuge for Runaways

Pray for protection and places of refuge for girls who run away from home to avoid forced marriage. Lord, protect them from sex traffickers and all who would harm them. (Ps. 99:9-10)

Support and Training

This month we are praying for child brides. Join our teammates at ERF in Wetzlar, Germany as they pray.

Pray for child brides to find support and training needed to raise healthy children. Many nations now have initiatives that include life skills and educational support for married children.

Girls Who Have Been Violated

Pray for girls who have been raped and then forced to marry the rapist to protect the family honor.

Governments to Help Girls and Women

Pray for local and national governments to support girls and women by providing education, health services, life skills and economic opportunities.

Changed Minds and Hearts

Pray for changed minds and hearts of those who view women as inferior to and of less value than men. You created both man and woman in your image, and our value is defined through you. (Gen 1:27)

Women to Know God's Love

Pray for the 650 million girls and women who got married as children. Ask the Lord to show them that he loves them and desires to be their savior, redeemer and protector. (Ps. 36:7)

Dr. Peggy Banks

Father, we pray for Dr. Peggy Banks and ask that you would be her guide and teacher as she leads this worldwide TWR Women of Hope ministry.

Girls to be Allowed to Attend School

Lord, we ask that education be provided for girls whose cultures forbid them from attending school with boys who are not relatives.

A Passion for Learning

God of all wisdom and knowledge, give each of us a passion for learning and hearts that seek after you and your ways.

Praise God

We praise you, Lord, that nonliterate women are receiving valuable information from the Women of Hope radio programs.

Education to be Seen as Powerful

Father, help cultures see that education is a powerful protection factor; girls in school are less vulnerable to child exploitation, including child labor and trafficking.

Commitment to Scripture

Help us, Father, to be committed wholeheartedly to your Scripture, to teach it to our children and to talk of it wherever we go. (Deut. 11:18-20)

The Gospel to be Communicated

Jesus, your message reached people’s hearts through stories, poetry and repetition. Help us communicate the gospel to the over 4 billion worldwide who prefer oral communication.

Education to Cover Key Subjects

Father, we pray for education to include all key subjects, for your creation is vast and you tell us that the wise store up knowledge. (Prov. 10:14)

Clean Water in Schools

Lord, we pray community leaders will see the importance of providing clean water and toilet facilities in schools for girls to use.

God's Guidance

As we humble ourselves before you, good and upright Father, guide us in what is right and teach us your way. (Ps. 25:8-9)

Prayer

Children Witnesses to Voilence

Pray for children who witness domestic violence between their parents. Pray for them to be healed from emotional problems, including distrust of adults, guilt, shame, anger and aggressive behavior. (Ps. 32:7)

North Korean Defectors

Pray for North Korean women defectors who have married men in China. These women often don’t report serious domestic violence for fear of being arrested and deported.

Women in Ukraine

Pray for the more than 1.8 million women in Ukraine exposed to physical domestic violence, which resulted in 600 women dying last year. Only 10% of the women turned to police. (2 Sam. 22:3)

Men in Vietnam

Pray for church leaders in Vietnam to teach men to respect and love their wives. Pray also that men and women would understand their self-worth as sons and daughters of God.

Social Services in Albania

Pray for the church and social services in Albania to support single moms coming out of domestic-abuse safe houses. These moms often work long hours while leaving their children home alone.

Finnish Government

Pray for the new Finnish government to direct resources to reduce domestic violence. Pray that those suffering physical and emotional abuse at home would receive help and support.

Women in Switzerland

Pray for women experiencing domestic violence in Switzerland to have the courage to speak out and not suffer silently in shame. Pray for community awareness and dialog to take place.

Pastors Speak Against Abuse

Pray for pastors to speak out against violence, encouraging those who are abused to come to church leaders for help and safety. May leaders hold abusers accountable so the violence will stop.

French Police

Pray for police in France to intervene in domestic-violence situations and take women’s complaints seriously. Twenty-two women have already been killed this year in France by current and ex-partners. (Ps. 40:11)

Shelters in Canada

Pray for the 3,491 women and 2,724 children in Canada who sleep in shelters to escape abuse each night. About 300 women and children are turned away daily because the shelters are full.

Grace for Abusers

Pray for abusers to be changed by God’s mercy. “Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon” (Isa. 55:7).

Children in Foster Care

Pray for the 18,000 children in foster care in the Netherlands, many of whom have suffered domestic violence. Pray for Christian foster families to model God’s love and provide safe places to grow up. (Ps. 41:2)

Women in Greenland

Pray for the protection and healing of women in Greenland, where 62 percent of adult women have at some point been subjected to violence. Pray that communities will hold abusers accountable for their actions. (Ps. 140:1)

Scripture in Abusive Homes

Pray for those who experience domestic violence in Christian homes, where they are taught to submit to an abusive family member. Pray that Christians will not twist Scripture to excuse or justify abusive behavior.

Domestic Violence in Bulgaria

Pray for the 1 in 3 Bulgarian women who are victims of domestic violence. In the past three years, murders of women by spouses, partners or close relatives have increased 50 percent.

Police in North Ireland

Pray that police and those in power to correctly address the problem of domestic violence in Northern Ireland. Thank God that there is growing awareness and that more people are reporting it to authorities.

Healing for Victims and the Church

Pray for physical, spiritual and emotional healing to take place in the lives of women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Pray for the Church and Christian ministries to provide help and healing. (Ps. 20:1)

Media in Thailand

Pray for God to turn people’s hearts away from the violence and deviant sexual behavior found in Thailand’s media, which many believe contribute to increased domestic violence. Pray for Thai leaders to have wisdom in addressing this problem.

Women in Serbia

Pray for women in Serbia who are physically, mentally and sexually abused due to a low view of women in society. Pray that women would not be afraid to report domestic violence and that proper action would be taken based on these reports.

Radio Stories in Germany

Pray for Dr. Peggy Banks’ story of inner healing, carried on radio and the internet, to reach women in Germany who suffer from violence. There, a woman is killed by her partner or ex-partner every three days.

Husbands to Protect Wives

Pray for men to love and cherish their wives and understand that God has entrusted them with the protection and care of their families. “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her” (Eph. 5:25).

Unemployed in Ukraine

Pray for those in Ukraine who are unemployed, raising families on extremely low incomes or forced to leave the country in search of work. Pray that they will have hope in Jesus amid their difficult situations.

Education for the Roma People

Pray for educational opportunities to increase for the Roma people in Bulgaria. More than 68% of the Roma find themselves impoverished due to low educational levels.

Clean Water

Pray for the 844 million people worldwide who lack access to safe water and the 2.3 billion people who lack access to toilets.

Women in Serbia

Pray for poor and oppressed women in Serbia who often lack support and opportunities to develop themselves through education and employment.

Worldwide Poverty

Pray for the 783 million people living below the international poverty line of US$1.90 a day, more than half of whom are in sub-Saharan Africa.

Poor in Poland

Pray for those in Poland who are impoverished due to individual life situations and for the masses who are barely living above the subsistence level.

Prayer for Rwanda

Pray for all the Rwandans who are in need to be reached by their government’s efforts to reduce poverty. Praise God for the strides made.

Low Wages in Uruguay

Pray for the people of Uruguay who face low-wage jobs, expensive services, a high homeless population and an increasing immigrant population.

Prayer for Somalia

Pray for the people of Somalia who face extreme poverty due to an unstable central government, civil disputes, and floods and droughts.

Corruption in Kenya

Pray for widely reported corruption in Kenya to be controlled. Almost 50% of the population lives in abject poverty. Pray for women to find employment to feed their families. (Ps. 35:10)

Refugee Crisis

Pray for impoverished refugees who live on the streets and beg for money. Many women and children are forced into prostitution or marrying older men for money. (Ps. 82:3-4)

Employers in Albania

Pray for employers in Albania to fear God and pay their employees every month. Many workers are waiting two to three months to receive their pay – only to see it all go toward debt.

Women and Children in Poverty

Pray for women and children living amid extreme poverty and in need of food, clean water, proper sanitation, safe housing, health care and an adequate income.

Ending Global Poverty

Pray for major strides to be made in eliminating the causes of global poverty, including unemployment, social exclusion and high vulnerability to disasters, diseases and other threats.

Radios and Media Players

Pray for more radios, MP3 players, and other media devices to be provided for women who are unable to afford them but are eager to listen to Women of Hope.

Violence in Venezuela

Pray for the more than 3 million Venezuelans who have left their country due to violence and shortages of food and medicine. Over 1 million have fled to neighboring Colombia. (Ps. 12:5)

The Church Responding to Poverty

Pray for the hearts of the Church to be softened toward the plight of the poor. “Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered” (Prov. 21:13).

Paraguay Inmates

Pray for women inmates in Paraguay who listen to Women of Hope and pray together. Praise God for this ministry and ask that they may find work and Christian support when released.

Prostitution in Germany

Pray for the thousands of prostitutes in Germany, mostly from poor Eastern European countries, to be rescued from their poverty and reached through the Hidden Treasures audio series.

Listeners in Nepal

Pray for Women of Hope Nepal listeners who, in addition to spiritual instruction, are receiving income-generating skill training in shoemaking, sewing and tailoring.

Women In Ethiopia

Pray for women in Ethiopia who are struggling to survive and need ways of generating income. Some gather wood from the forest to sell for less than the cost of a single meal. (Ps. 70:5)

Team Members and Intercessors

Pray for TWR Women of Hope team members and intercessors providing skills training, financial counseling, health-care seminars, or gifts of food and clothing to those in need.

People in France

Pray for students, single parents and the elderly in France who find it difficult to make ends meet. Many are working multiple jobs due to low wages and are turning to charities to supply their food.

Faith to be Strengthened

Pray for the faith of the poor to be strengthened as we pray, “Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?” (James 2:5).

Thankful Hearts

Pray for believers of all income levels to have thankful hearts as they rely on God for their material security. May they pursue what God requires and desires them to do and not seek employment just for the money to resolve their problems.

Turkey's Economic Crisis

Pray for Turkey’s economic crisis, which has resulted in food shortages and unemployment. Fear and pressure are causing many to search for new life. Praise God for 10 people who accepted Christ through the Women of Hope broadcasts.

People in South Korea

Pray for the elderly, disabled and female heads of households in South Korea who face high levels of poverty. Pray also for the defectors from North Korea who flee food shortages and an authoritarian government.

Widows In India

Pray for a group of impoverished widows in India to receive salvation and be materially provided for. They recently heard the gospel and received blankets, bedsheets, towels and saris from TWR Women of Hope teams.

Governments and Relief Organizations

Pray for governments and relief organizations to hold officials accountable for the appropriate use of all money, food, and supplies given to help people suffering because of extreme poverty, refugee conditions and natural disasters.

Women of Hope Listeners

Pray for those listening to Women of Hope programs to know that God cares for them and that he will give them the strength, courage and determination to get through even the most difficult circumstances.

Fathers to Love Their Daughters

Pray for fathers to love their daughters, treat them with dignity, encourage their education and defend them from harmful cultural practices. (1 Cor 13:6-7)

Strengthening of Child Brides

Pray for the strengthening of child brides. “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand” (Isa. 41:10).

Teachers and Community Leaders

Pray for teachers and community leaders to teach girls that they can refuse forced marriage and to protect these girls if their parents will not listen.

An End of Human Trafficking

Pray for an end of child brides being forced into human trafficking, which places them at greater risk of contracting HIV infection. (Ps. 38:21-22)

Freedom to Continue Education

Child brides to have the freedom to continue their education. A multi-generational cycle of poverty continues if girls lose this opportunity.

Enforcement of Laws

Pray for the creation and enforcement of laws addressing child marriage and for the removal of legal loopholes and exceptions. (Deut. 11:1)

End of FGM

Pray for an end to female genital mutilation as a rite of passage to womanhood. It is usually followed by child marriage. We praise God for the progress made in Ethiopia to end these practices.

Protection for Children

Pray for the protection of child brides. “But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you” (Ps. 5:11).

God's View of Marriage

Pray for God’s view of marriage — as between one man and one woman — to be embraced. Pray that abstinence education will be taught and lived out in cultures around the world. (Heb. 13:4)

Decline of Child Marriages

Pray for the continuing decline of child marriage around the world. In the last 10 years, the number of child brides has dropped from 25% to 21% globally.

Those Suffering Domestic Violence

Pray for child brides suffering from domestic violence. Many find themselves victims of physical, sexual, verbal and emotional abuse. (Ps. 140:1)

Girls From Poor Households

Pray for girls from poor households and rural areas who are at greater risk of becoming child brides. Many of these brides have little or no education.

Abandoned Wives

Pray for women who married as children and have been abandoned, divorced or widowed. Pray for their provision, support and encouragement as they raise their young families.

Agencies to Work Together

Pray for the continuing cooperation of global, regional, national and local governmental agencies to work toward the elimination of child, early and forced marriages. (Dan. 2:21)

Access to Women of Hope Programs

This month we are praying for child brides. Join our teammates at ERF in Wetzlar, Germany as they pray.

Pray for child brides to have access to Women of Hope programs to encourage them spiritually and provide practical wisdom in raising their families.

God to Move Cultures

Pray for God to move in the hearts and minds of communities and cultures to change their beliefs and practices regarding child marriage.

Husbands to Love Their Wives

Pray for husbands who have married child brides to love them and treat them with dignity and respect. “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her” (Eph. 5:25-27).

Against Child Marriages

Pray for child marriage to not be used as a tool of manipulation. In some cultures, a bride price is welcome income for a poor family, and a groom will receive a smaller dowry if the bride is young.

Child Brides to Learn of God

Pray for child brides to learn of God’s heart for them: “For your Maker is your husband. …The LORD will call you back as if you were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit—a wife who married young, only to be rejected, says your God” (Isa. 54:5-6).

Children of Young Mothers

Pray for children who are born to adolescent mothers and therefore face greater health and nutritional risks. Child marriage is linked with increased risk of death to both mother and child.

Better Safeguards for Girls

Pray for every nation to set 18 as the legal minimum age of marriage. Pray for safeguards to ensure that parental consent or other exceptions would not be used to force girls into marriage.

Comfort in God's Word

Pray for child brides to find comfort and truth in God’s Word. (2 Cor. 1:3-4)

Changed Minds and Hearts

Pray for changed minds and hearts in cultures where child brides are used to pay debts, manage disputes or settle social, economic and political alliances.

Women Suffering from Fistulas

Pray for the 2 million girls and women suffering from obstetric fistulas (vaginal and rectal ruptures) occurring during obstructed labor.

Safety and Protection for Girls

Pray for safety and protection for refugee girls and those in humanitarian crises who are at risk of physical and sexual assault.

Places of Refuge for Runaways

Pray for protection and places of refuge for girls who run away from home to avoid forced marriage. Lord, protect them from sex traffickers and all who would harm them. (Ps. 99:9-10)

Support and Training

This month we are praying for child brides. Join our teammates at ERF in Wetzlar, Germany as they pray.

Pray for child brides to find support and training needed to raise healthy children. Many nations now have initiatives that include life skills and educational support for married children.

Girls Who Have Been Violated

Pray for girls who have been raped and then forced to marry the rapist to protect the family honor.

Governments to Help Girls and Women

Pray for local and national governments to support girls and women by providing education, health services, life skills and economic opportunities.

Changed Minds and Hearts

Pray for changed minds and hearts of those who view women as inferior to and of less value than men. You created both man and woman in your image, and our value is defined through you. (Gen 1:27)

Women to Know God's Love

Pray for the 650 million girls and women who got married as children. Ask the Lord to show them that he loves them and desires to be their savior, redeemer and protector. (Ps. 36:7)

Dr. Peggy Banks

Father, we pray for Dr. Peggy Banks and ask that you would be her guide and teacher as she leads this worldwide TWR Women of Hope ministry.

Girls to be Allowed to Attend School

Lord, we ask that education be provided for girls whose cultures forbid them from attending school with boys who are not relatives.

A Passion for Learning

God of all wisdom and knowledge, give each of us a passion for learning and hearts that seek after you and your ways.

Praise God

We praise you, Lord, that nonliterate women are receiving valuable information from the Women of Hope radio programs.

Education to be Seen as Powerful

Father, help cultures see that education is a powerful protection factor; girls in school are less vulnerable to child exploitation, including child labor and trafficking.

Commitment to Scripture

Help us, Father, to be committed wholeheartedly to your Scripture, to teach it to our children and to talk of it wherever we go. (Deut. 11:18-20)

The Gospel to be Communicated

Jesus, your message reached people’s hearts through stories, poetry and repetition. Help us communicate the gospel to the over 4 billion worldwide who prefer oral communication.

Education to Cover Key Subjects

Father, we pray for education to include all key subjects, for your creation is vast and you tell us that the wise store up knowledge. (Prov. 10:14)

Clean Water in Schools

Lord, we pray community leaders will see the importance of providing clean water and toilet facilities in schools for girls to use.

God's Guidance

As we humble ourselves before you, good and upright Father, guide us in what is right and teach us your way. (Ps. 25:8-9)

Women

Children Witnesses to Voilence

Pray for children who witness domestic violence between their parents. Pray for them to be healed from emotional problems, including distrust of adults, guilt, shame, anger and aggressive behavior. (Ps. 32:7)

North Korean Defectors

Pray for North Korean women defectors who have married men in China. These women often don’t report serious domestic violence for fear of being arrested and deported.

Women in Ukraine

Pray for the more than 1.8 million women in Ukraine exposed to physical domestic violence, which resulted in 600 women dying last year. Only 10% of the women turned to police. (2 Sam. 22:3)

Men in Vietnam

Pray for church leaders in Vietnam to teach men to respect and love their wives. Pray also that men and women would understand their self-worth as sons and daughters of God.

Social Services in Albania

Pray for the church and social services in Albania to support single moms coming out of domestic-abuse safe houses. These moms often work long hours while leaving their children home alone.

Finnish Government

Pray for the new Finnish government to direct resources to reduce domestic violence. Pray that those suffering physical and emotional abuse at home would receive help and support.

Women in Switzerland

Pray for women experiencing domestic violence in Switzerland to have the courage to speak out and not suffer silently in shame. Pray for community awareness and dialog to take place.

Pastors Speak Against Abuse

Pray for pastors to speak out against violence, encouraging those who are abused to come to church leaders for help and safety. May leaders hold abusers accountable so the violence will stop.

French Police

Pray for police in France to intervene in domestic-violence situations and take women’s complaints seriously. Twenty-two women have already been killed this year in France by current and ex-partners. (Ps. 40:11)

Shelters in Canada

Pray for the 3,491 women and 2,724 children in Canada who sleep in shelters to escape abuse each night. About 300 women and children are turned away daily because the shelters are full.

Grace for Abusers

Pray for abusers to be changed by God’s mercy. “Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon” (Isa. 55:7).

Children in Foster Care

Pray for the 18,000 children in foster care in the Netherlands, many of whom have suffered domestic violence. Pray for Christian foster families to model God’s love and provide safe places to grow up. (Ps. 41:2)

Women in Greenland

Pray for the protection and healing of women in Greenland, where 62 percent of adult women have at some point been subjected to violence. Pray that communities will hold abusers accountable for their actions. (Ps. 140:1)

Scripture in Abusive Homes

Pray for those who experience domestic violence in Christian homes, where they are taught to submit to an abusive family member. Pray that Christians will not twist Scripture to excuse or justify abusive behavior.

Domestic Violence in Bulgaria

Pray for the 1 in 3 Bulgarian women who are victims of domestic violence. In the past three years, murders of women by spouses, partners or close relatives have increased 50 percent.

Police in North Ireland

Pray that police and those in power to correctly address the problem of domestic violence in Northern Ireland. Thank God that there is growing awareness and that more people are reporting it to authorities.

Healing for Victims and the Church

Pray for physical, spiritual and emotional healing to take place in the lives of women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Pray for the Church and Christian ministries to provide help and healing. (Ps. 20:1)

Media in Thailand

Pray for God to turn people’s hearts away from the violence and deviant sexual behavior found in Thailand’s media, which many believe contribute to increased domestic violence. Pray for Thai leaders to have wisdom in addressing this problem.

Women in Serbia

Pray for women in Serbia who are physically, mentally and sexually abused due to a low view of women in society. Pray that women would not be afraid to report domestic violence and that proper action would be taken based on these reports.

Radio Stories in Germany

Pray for Dr. Peggy Banks’ story of inner healing, carried on radio and the internet, to reach women in Germany who suffer from violence. There, a woman is killed by her partner or ex-partner every three days.

Husbands to Protect Wives

Pray for men to love and cherish their wives and understand that God has entrusted them with the protection and care of their families. “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her” (Eph. 5:25).

Unemployed in Ukraine

Pray for those in Ukraine who are unemployed, raising families on extremely low incomes or forced to leave the country in search of work. Pray that they will have hope in Jesus amid their difficult situations.

Education for the Roma People

Pray for educational opportunities to increase for the Roma people in Bulgaria. More than 68% of the Roma find themselves impoverished due to low educational levels.

Clean Water

Pray for the 844 million people worldwide who lack access to safe water and the 2.3 billion people who lack access to toilets.

Women in Serbia

Pray for poor and oppressed women in Serbia who often lack support and opportunities to develop themselves through education and employment.

Worldwide Poverty

Pray for the 783 million people living below the international poverty line of US$1.90 a day, more than half of whom are in sub-Saharan Africa.

Poor in Poland

Pray for those in Poland who are impoverished due to individual life situations and for the masses who are barely living above the subsistence level.

Prayer for Rwanda

Pray for all the Rwandans who are in need to be reached by their government’s efforts to reduce poverty. Praise God for the strides made.

Low Wages in Uruguay

Pray for the people of Uruguay who face low-wage jobs, expensive services, a high homeless population and an increasing immigrant population.

Prayer for Somalia

Pray for the people of Somalia who face extreme poverty due to an unstable central government, civil disputes, and floods and droughts.

Corruption in Kenya

Pray for widely reported corruption in Kenya to be controlled. Almost 50% of the population lives in abject poverty. Pray for women to find employment to feed their families. (Ps. 35:10)

Refugee Crisis

Pray for impoverished refugees who live on the streets and beg for money. Many women and children are forced into prostitution or marrying older men for money. (Ps. 82:3-4)

Employers in Albania

Pray for employers in Albania to fear God and pay their employees every month. Many workers are waiting two to three months to receive their pay – only to see it all go toward debt.

Women and Children in Poverty

Pray for women and children living amid extreme poverty and in need of food, clean water, proper sanitation, safe housing, health care and an adequate income.

Ending Global Poverty

Pray for major strides to be made in eliminating the causes of global poverty, including unemployment, social exclusion and high vulnerability to disasters, diseases and other threats.

Radios and Media Players

Pray for more radios, MP3 players, and other media devices to be provided for women who are unable to afford them but are eager to listen to Women of Hope.

Violence in Venezuela

Pray for the more than 3 million Venezuelans who have left their country due to violence and shortages of food and medicine. Over 1 million have fled to neighboring Colombia. (Ps. 12:5)

The Church Responding to Poverty

Pray for the hearts of the Church to be softened toward the plight of the poor. “Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered” (Prov. 21:13).

Paraguay Inmates

Pray for women inmates in Paraguay who listen to Women of Hope and pray together. Praise God for this ministry and ask that they may find work and Christian support when released.

Prostitution in Germany

Pray for the thousands of prostitutes in Germany, mostly from poor Eastern European countries, to be rescued from their poverty and reached through the Hidden Treasures audio series.

Listeners in Nepal

Pray for Women of Hope Nepal listeners who, in addition to spiritual instruction, are receiving income-generating skill training in shoemaking, sewing and tailoring.

Women In Ethiopia

Pray for women in Ethiopia who are struggling to survive and need ways of generating income. Some gather wood from the forest to sell for less than the cost of a single meal. (Ps. 70:5)

Team Members and Intercessors

Pray for TWR Women of Hope team members and intercessors providing skills training, financial counseling, health-care seminars, or gifts of food and clothing to those in need.

People in France

Pray for students, single parents and the elderly in France who find it difficult to make ends meet. Many are working multiple jobs due to low wages and are turning to charities to supply their food.

Faith to be Strengthened

Pray for the faith of the poor to be strengthened as we pray, “Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?” (James 2:5).

Thankful Hearts

Pray for believers of all income levels to have thankful hearts as they rely on God for their material security. May they pursue what God requires and desires them to do and not seek employment just for the money to resolve their problems.

Turkey's Economic Crisis

Pray for Turkey’s economic crisis, which has resulted in food shortages and unemployment. Fear and pressure are causing many to search for new life. Praise God for 10 people who accepted Christ through the Women of Hope broadcasts.

People in South Korea

Pray for the elderly, disabled and female heads of households in South Korea who face high levels of poverty. Pray also for the defectors from North Korea who flee food shortages and an authoritarian government.

Widows In India

Pray for a group of impoverished widows in India to receive salvation and be materially provided for. They recently heard the gospel and received blankets, bedsheets, towels and saris from TWR Women of Hope teams.

Governments and Relief Organizations

Pray for governments and relief organizations to hold officials accountable for the appropriate use of all money, food, and supplies given to help people suffering because of extreme poverty, refugee conditions and natural disasters.

Women of Hope Listeners

Pray for those listening to Women of Hope programs to know that God cares for them and that he will give them the strength, courage and determination to get through even the most difficult circumstances.

Fathers to Love Their Daughters

Pray for fathers to love their daughters, treat them with dignity, encourage their education and defend them from harmful cultural practices. (1 Cor 13:6-7)

Strengthening of Child Brides

Pray for the strengthening of child brides. “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand” (Isa. 41:10).

Teachers and Community Leaders

Pray for teachers and community leaders to teach girls that they can refuse forced marriage and to protect these girls if their parents will not listen.

An End of Human Trafficking

Pray for an end of child brides being forced into human trafficking, which places them at greater risk of contracting HIV infection. (Ps. 38:21-22)

Freedom to Continue Education

Child brides to have the freedom to continue their education. A multi-generational cycle of poverty continues if girls lose this opportunity.

Enforcement of Laws

Pray for the creation and enforcement of laws addressing child marriage and for the removal of legal loopholes and exceptions. (Deut. 11:1)

End of FGM

Pray for an end to female genital mutilation as a rite of passage to womanhood. It is usually followed by child marriage. We praise God for the progress made in Ethiopia to end these practices.

Protection for Children

Pray for the protection of child brides. “But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you” (Ps. 5:11).

God's View of Marriage

Pray for God’s view of marriage — as between one man and one woman — to be embraced. Pray that abstinence education will be taught and lived out in cultures around the world. (Heb. 13:4)

Decline of Child Marriages

Pray for the continuing decline of child marriage around the world. In the last 10 years, the number of child brides has dropped from 25% to 21% globally.

Those Suffering Domestic Violence

Pray for child brides suffering from domestic violence. Many find themselves victims of physical, sexual, verbal and emotional abuse. (Ps. 140:1)

Girls From Poor Households

Pray for girls from poor households and rural areas who are at greater risk of becoming child brides. Many of these brides have little or no education.

Abandoned Wives

Pray for women who married as children and have been abandoned, divorced or widowed. Pray for their provision, support and encouragement as they raise their young families.

Agencies to Work Together

Pray for the continuing cooperation of global, regional, national and local governmental agencies to work toward the elimination of child, early and forced marriages. (Dan. 2:21)

Access to Women of Hope Programs

This month we are praying for child brides. Join our teammates at ERF in Wetzlar, Germany as they pray.

Pray for child brides to have access to Women of Hope programs to encourage them spiritually and provide practical wisdom in raising their families.

God to Move Cultures

Pray for God to move in the hearts and minds of communities and cultures to change their beliefs and practices regarding child marriage.

Husbands to Love Their Wives

Pray for husbands who have married child brides to love them and treat them with dignity and respect. “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her” (Eph. 5:25-27).

Against Child Marriages

Pray for child marriage to not be used as a tool of manipulation. In some cultures, a bride price is welcome income for a poor family, and a groom will receive a smaller dowry if the bride is young.

Child Brides to Learn of God

Pray for child brides to learn of God’s heart for them: “For your Maker is your husband. …The LORD will call you back as if you were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit—a wife who married young, only to be rejected, says your God” (Isa. 54:5-6).

Children of Young Mothers

Pray for children who are born to adolescent mothers and therefore face greater health and nutritional risks. Child marriage is linked with increased risk of death to both mother and child.

Better Safeguards for Girls

Pray for every nation to set 18 as the legal minimum age of marriage. Pray for safeguards to ensure that parental consent or other exceptions would not be used to force girls into marriage.

Comfort in God's Word

Pray for child brides to find comfort and truth in God’s Word. (2 Cor. 1:3-4)

Changed Minds and Hearts

Pray for changed minds and hearts in cultures where child brides are used to pay debts, manage disputes or settle social, economic and political alliances.

Women Suffering from Fistulas

Pray for the 2 million girls and women suffering from obstetric fistulas (vaginal and rectal ruptures) occurring during obstructed labor.

Safety and Protection for Girls

Pray for safety and protection for refugee girls and those in humanitarian crises who are at risk of physical and sexual assault.

Places of Refuge for Runaways

Pray for protection and places of refuge for girls who run away from home to avoid forced marriage. Lord, protect them from sex traffickers and all who would harm them. (Ps. 99:9-10)

Support and Training

This month we are praying for child brides. Join our teammates at ERF in Wetzlar, Germany as they pray.

Pray for child brides to find support and training needed to raise healthy children. Many nations now have initiatives that include life skills and educational support for married children.

Girls Who Have Been Violated

Pray for girls who have been raped and then forced to marry the rapist to protect the family honor.

Governments to Help Girls and Women

Pray for local and national governments to support girls and women by providing education, health services, life skills and economic opportunities.

Changed Minds and Hearts

Pray for changed minds and hearts of those who view women as inferior to and of less value than men. You created both man and woman in your image, and our value is defined through you. (Gen 1:27)

Women to Know God's Love

Pray for the 650 million girls and women who got married as children. Ask the Lord to show them that he loves them and desires to be their savior, redeemer and protector. (Ps. 36:7)

Dr. Peggy Banks

Father, we pray for Dr. Peggy Banks and ask that you would be her guide and teacher as she leads this worldwide TWR Women of Hope ministry.

Girls to be Allowed to Attend School

Lord, we ask that education be provided for girls whose cultures forbid them from attending school with boys who are not relatives.

A Passion for Learning

God of all wisdom and knowledge, give each of us a passion for learning and hearts that seek after you and your ways.

Praise God

We praise you, Lord, that nonliterate women are receiving valuable information from the Women of Hope radio programs.

Education to be Seen as Powerful

Father, help cultures see that education is a powerful protection factor; girls in school are less vulnerable to child exploitation, including child labor and trafficking.

Commitment to Scripture

Help us, Father, to be committed wholeheartedly to your Scripture, to teach it to our children and to talk of it wherever we go. (Deut. 11:18-20)

The Gospel to be Communicated

Jesus, your message reached people’s hearts through stories, poetry and repetition. Help us communicate the gospel to the over 4 billion worldwide who prefer oral communication.

Education to Cover Key Subjects

Father, we pray for education to include all key subjects, for your creation is vast and you tell us that the wise store up knowledge. (Prov. 10:14)

Clean Water in Schools

Lord, we pray community leaders will see the importance of providing clean water and toilet facilities in schools for girls to use.

God's Guidance

As we humble ourselves before you, good and upright Father, guide us in what is right and teach us your way. (Ps. 25:8-9)