The 2023 World Weekend of Prayer for vulnerable children is just over four months away! Join us for this event, which unites hundreds of thousands of people across the world in prayer each year.
The theme this year is ‘God’s world: our home’. The very first sentence of the Bible says, “In the beginning God.” Before time, God is “I AM”. It is God who brings order out of chaos and creates the universe. He sets man on the earth and commands him to care for his creation with the help of woman, a working partnership of marriage.
The theme for the World Weekend of Prayer 2023 recognises that we live in God’s creation: he has made it our wonderful home to look after. It is a beautiful home in which we have a duty to work together to deliver comfort, security and love for the children of this era and the generation to come.
Our prayers at this year’s event will focus on praise for God’s creation, for actions to care for creation and for interventions together to support children most impacted by the decay of creation, a decay that works through our human failings.
For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. Romans 8:19
RESOURCES FOR WWP 2023
A resource and guide to this year’s event: is now available in English. y en español.
Other resources will be added here through the beginning of 2023
RESOURCE GUIDES IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES
Short animation videos of creation in Genesis: examples. American narration (cartoon). English narration (film style). No spoken word English text. Español (película). Español (dibujos).
Powerpoint with children’s pictures of creation for use in talks: English version; Spanish version
Prayer preparation resource to share: study, reflect, worship and pray. WEEK 6 May || WEEK 13 May || WEEK 20 May || WEEK 27 May
PLEASE POST FEEDBACK FROM PARTICIPATING CHILDREN
Their artwork. Their comments. Their prayers.
Post direct on the World Weekend of Prayer Facebook page or email us directly at prayer @viva.org. We will also collect children’s contributions in our post event feedback forms.
EXTRA COVID-19 RESOURCE FOR WWP
Download extra resource for the World Weekend of Prayer focusing on issues caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic.
In English for adults; for children.
En español para adultos, para niños