World Weekend of Prayer

Prayer makes a difference. God loves it when children pray.

“Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read, “‘From the lips of children and infants you, Lord, have called forth your praise’?” Matthew 21:16

There are so many issues that children and teenagers should not have to confront, especially in cities of developing countries where Viva is at work: problems that deny the opportunity of a secure and loving family life that God intended.

In this, the 21st anniversary year of the World Weekend of Prayer, let’s mobilise a million children to pray and listen to God: that lasting change may result.

We’ll be developing resources for WWP17 in the coming months, including:

  • a guide to this year’s event – available now (in English) by clicking here: 2017 Guide.  (Translations available below from March 2017)
  • a webinar training programme to train church leaders how to teach children to pray to and listen to God.
  • an illustrated children’s prayer book with pictures produced by children showing the story of Hannah and pictures of issues facing children.
  • virtual prayer space, to allow children to post prayers and picture-prayers in the weeks leading up to the event and afterwards.

Look out for these here at during early 2017.


This campaign is a global initiative held over the first weekend of June every year, uniting hundreds of thousands of adults and children across more than 40 countries.