“A Prayer for the World” will be read altogether at every Global Day of Prayer gathering on Sunday, May 15, 2016.

This prayer was prepared by members of the International Prayer Council. It has been translated into many languages, many of them available at www.globaldayofprayer.com. Consider praying this prayer as part of your church services on Pentecost morning.


You will find “A Prayer for the World” in a few formats:


1) A one-sheet booklet:

A black and white document of “A Prayer for the World” is available as a downloadable PDF. It is one sheet front and back, which you can photocopy and fold. Easy to photocopy on 8-1/2 x 11 paper. Print on one sheet of paper and fold in half to make a simple, four-page booklet.


Download here: PDF (105 KB)


2) PowerPoint slides:

 A PowerPoint presentation of “A Prayer for the World.”

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Download here: PowerPoint (664 KB)


3) 8-1/2 x 11 size for overhead projector (acetates)

Download here:  Prayer for the World – Acetate (PDF – 49 KB)


4) Online:

Read the full text of “A Prayer for the World” at http://gdopusa.com/gdop/


Other Languages:

Read about Spanish and other languages which are also available.

Leading “A Prayer for the World”

Please read the article Leading “A Prayer for the World” when you are preparing. You’ll find several suggestions which have been helpful for others.