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.

This year, the Covid-19 pandemic has changed our world immeasurably. It has exposed unjust structural systems and demonstrated how a global emergency affects lives disproportionally, especially the lives which are more vulnerable to inequalities. We are therefore called upon to reflect on all the good things in our lives, and challenged to take action to rebuild a world that promotes justice, love and peace in our communities and beyond.

The pandemic has also come with new opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. It has shed light and helped us see what is truly essential in our lives, how can we rediscover ourselves and how can we best invest our time spreading kindness and supporting those in need, including investing in our own mental and physical health.

This year, the World YMCA and World YWCA Week of Prayer and World Fellowship  is an invitation to journey together under the theme:

Rays of hope: creating resilient communities through practical spirituality.

Download the booklet and take part in a global community of prayer from 8-14 November, 2020!

World YWCA – YMCA Week of Prayer Booklet – English 
World-Week-of-Prayer-Booklet-Spanish
World-Week-of-Prayer-Booklet-French

This year, we are also inviting you to a digital service online. Please save the time and date:
World Fellowship Service, 13th November, 16:00 CET, LIVE on Facebook!

Following on from our digital services earlier this year our next service will be during the week of prayer.
You can watch our thanksgiving services here:
Devotion Services Click here

For further information, contact adi@ymca.int