Prayer Materials

Maritha weaves a basket in Binga, Zimbabwe. Image: Tendai Marima/All We Can

Prayer is vital to the work of All We Can and we are encouraged by our supporters and partners who join with us in prayer.

This month, join us in these prayers inspired by a reading in Luke and the Church CAN Initiative.

Prayer of Adoration based on Luke 12: 32-40 (lectionary reading for 07.08.22)

Lord of abundance,

We praise you for your insatiable desire to welcome all into your Kingdom, for your endless willingness to cast aside our failures so that we might be your flock, and you our shepherd. Thank you for the riches that are contained within that Kingdom, for the immeasurable wealth that you offer us access to, may that treasure be what our hearts are set on. We gratefully pursue the lavish excess that you offer. An excess not, of course, of earthly money, but of forgiveness, kindness, justice, generosity, and peace.

Thank you, that you make those treasures of the Kingdom available to us now. Thank you that we have something to strive for other than earthly riches. Thank you that we can use what earthly treasure we do have, to bring your Kingdom nearer.


A Prayer for the Church CAN initiative

Heavenly Father,

Thank you for the Church – that in all its messiness it is still the catalyst and sustainer of discipleship and worship, and a powerful driver of change and transformation. Thank you for the unique role that churches can play in communities. Help us to harness the potential of our churches to be agents of change.

We pray particularly for the Church CAN programme run by All We Can and the Global Relationships Team of the Methodist Church in Britain. May those facilitating the programme model partnership and integrity in all they do. May the churches involved realise afresh their capabilities and influence in their communities, and help them to be strong and sustainable advocates for justice in their contexts.

Holy Spirit, infuse all the discussions and collaborations that take place, and nudge all parties in the direction of your will.


Prayer is vital to the work of All We Can and our partner organisations around the world. We believe prayer makes a significant difference because God is concerned for those in need.

Prayers by theme

Use our prayer resources below, for personal reflection or as a church, to pray for the work of All We Can and our partner organisations working in some of the world’s poorest communities.

+ Action

+ A prayer based on the parable of the wise and foolish builder

+ Refugees

+ International Women’s Day

+ Mothers

+ A prayer for the nations

+ Young people

+ Potential

+ Black History Month

+ Compassion

+ Creation

+ Education

+ Prayers for Ethiopia

+ Prayers for India

+ Prayers for Uganda

+ Prayers for Zimbabwe

+ Repentance

+ Elderly communities

+ Good stewardship

+ Hope

+ Wisdom

Prayer materials and reflections inspired by global issues and the work of All We Can’s partners.