Week of Prayer

Since 1904, the World YMCA and the World YWCA have traditionally come together to deliver the World Week of Prayer and World Fellowship. Celebrated each year in the second week of November, the Week sees both organisations joining forces to produce a booklet with a theme, a set of Bible studies for each day, and an annual Bible reading plan so that communities around the world can unite in prayer for a specific cause linked to current realities

Week of Prayer 2021 - Theme: Beauty from brokenness

World YWCA-YMCA Week of Prayer and World Fellowship 2021

The World YMCA and the World YWCA invite the ‘Y’ Movements throughout the world to observe the World YWCA-YWCA Week of Prayer and World Fellowship, in the week of 7- 13 November 2021. The theme chosen for this year’s prayer week is “Beauty from Brokenness”.

The story of our Christian faith is that why we may be like pots of clay, ordinary and easily broken, but each of us has the capacity to contain the light of Christ within us, a light that can heal brokenness and burst through, reaching out to those around us.

As we are in the process of healing and restoration from the pandemic, we continue to serve our communities with the spirit of forgiveness and inclusiveness, ensuring dignity for all and celebrating God’s unconditional love for us during this time of renewal.


Links to the Hymns


Song – ‘I’m trading my sorrows,’ Darrell Evans

English: https://youtu.be/J4-f7r9hiRM

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkOvM2vh1oA

French: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zGn5iFtV5M

African Dance Version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJeHFpvI7G8


Traditional AlternativeThe Old Rugged Cross

English – https://youtu.be/zyfR7URb8TY

Spanish – https://youtu.be/DlTvNdsxuXU

French – https://youtu.be/3ujz8GV3b20



Song –Blessed be the name of The Lord,’ Matt Redman

English: https://youtu.be/tTpTQ4kBLxA

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VSo6mlblfw

French: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwnmSOj-Lts


Traditional Alternative: It is Well (With My Soul) 

English: https://youtu.be/zY5o9mP22V0

Spanish: https://youtu.be/h7hZrbnbYk4

French: https://youtu.be/5208rcb6dGM  (First verse only)