Mark your calendars! Your opportunity to join with Seventh Day Baptists from around the world in prayer has arrived. The 2022 Seventh Day Baptist Week of Prayer is coming January 2 – 8, 2022. The printed prayer booklets are on their way to SDB churches in the USA and Canada, but if you would like to access a digital copy now, simply click here: SDB Week of Prayer 2022. If you would like more information about the SDB World Federation, you can visit their website at: https://www.sdbwf.org/. The following information is provided by this year’s editor, Andrew Samuels, General Secretary of the SDB World Federation.
During the first full week of January since 1967, Seventh Day Baptists around the world have united in prayer by sharing in meditations centered on a theme chosen by the author of the SDB Week of Prayer booklet. This year, for the first time, there is a general author, who has coordinated the writings of seven other authors from seven regions of the world, to complete the booklet. This new format has been employed as one of the practical ways to demonstrate the emphasis of diversity as articulated in this year’s theme. The theme is, “The Liberty Of Diversity,” with a sub-theme of, “How Freedom In Christ Empowers Us To Appreciate and Celebrate Diversity,” and the book of Galatians is being used to provide the biblical basis for the week’s meditations. The general author is Andrew Samuels, General Secretary of the SDB World Federation. The other authors will be introduced with each day’s meditation.
We are encouraging prayers each day of the week for all countries of the world where Seventh Day Baptists exist; not just the countries which are members of the World Federation. For the first time this year as well, the participants are being referred to the World Federation website where some basic information is provided about the churches in each country.