Prayer

Join us in Prayer – “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer”  – Romans 12:12 (NIV)

October Prayer Calendar

As a union of churches we are united in our belief that prayer has a powerful impact and must accompany and undergird our mission. We are excited to provide a monthly BUV prayer calendar, which identifies one prayer request for each day of the month. We invite you to join together with other members of our Baptist family in daily prayer for our churches and communities, pastors and leaders, agencies and events as we boldly go Together on Mission to advance God’s Kingdom in Victoria.

Please pray for our BUV communities of faith; local mission activities; pastoral leadership; oversight and identification of emerging leaders; generational ministries and for God’s provision of resources.

Thanks for joining with us in prayer. We’d love to be know of your prayer and praise points – Please submit to comms@buv.com.au

Previous 2020 monthly prayer calendars

September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

 

Devotions

We’ve put together these devotions with hope that they will bless and enrich you. Please share these series with your church leadership and community as we reflect and consider on how to flourish as the church of Jesus Christ in Victoria.

 

Flourishing Spirituality Devotions

 

Flourishing Churches Devotions

Unprecedented Love Devotions

Church – Remember Who You Are Devotions

Dangerous Prayers for Dangerous Times

 

 

BUV Pray Day

All Baptist churches in Victoria are invited and encouraged to participate in our BUV COVID-19 Pray Day on Melbourne Day, Sunday 30th August, when we will focus our prayers on the COVID-19 crisis. As we all endure the harshest lockdown in Victoria’s history, we recognise the terrible impact this pandemic is having on lives and communities around our State, our nation and indeed, our world. These are desperate times and as God’s people, it’s fitting that we add to our many individual prayers by joining collectively together in prayer, right across our Baptist family here in Victoria.

As we planned this day, we were also advised that an ecumenical prayer day had been planned on the same day with an invitation for our churches to participate. So we will incorporate this also into our Pray Day.

Our hope is that all our BUV churches will participate in this PRAY DAY in some way. The format is as follows:

1) Video Message and Responsive Prayer to incorporate in your service – Rev Daniel Bullock, Director of Mission and Ministries, has recorded a 5 minute video message and a responsive overall prayer that can be downloaded and inserted into your online church service next Sunday 30th August.
Download View on You Tube

2) Online Ecumenical prayer event – All churches are also encouraged to invite their members to participate in an Ecumenical online event that will be occurring at 2pm this Sunday 30th August. The gathering is a virtual liturgy of prayer offered on behalf of all Christians across Victoria. and will be screened on
View on Facebook – Link accessible at 2pm Sunday
An ecumenical message from leaders of over 20 churches / denominations around Victoria.
View here

3) Other written and narrated specific prayers – Specific prayers have been written and recorded by members of our staff and heads of Baptist agencies for the following categories. (PLEASE NOTE : ALL LINKS AND DOWNLOADS WILL BE AVAILABLE BY WEDNESDAY 26TH AUGUST 2020)

  • Prayer for Leaders – State – Premier/s, Health ministers, CHO, CMO, & public servants, Federal – PM, Treasurer, Health ministers, & public servants, Our BUV Pastors and leaders
    written by Rev Jonathan Stark, Head of Pastoral Leadership Support and Development, BUV
    Written Prayer View on YouTube Download
  • Prayer for COVID Patients & Vaccine / Treatment options, Health care and essential workerswritten by Rev Gayle Hill, Head of Mission Catalyst, BUV
    Written Prayer View on YouTube Download
  • Prayer for Aged Care – residents, services and facilitieswritten by Graham Dangerfied, CEO, Baptcare
    Written Prayer
  • Prayer for Churches – as they seek to connect in new and different ways – written by Rev David Devine, Head of Church Health and Capacity Building, BUV
    Written Prayer View on YouTube Download
  • Prayer for Vulnerable groups of people – mental health, health, homeless, domestic violence, asylum seekers etc
  • Prayer for the Global pandemic – especially affecting the 3rd world – written by Rev Paul Manning, Church Relationship Manager (Vic/ Tas) Baptist World Aid and Geoff Maddock, State Director (Vic/Tas), Global InterAction.
    Written Prayer Written prayer View on YouTube Download

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