News and events Events The World Weekend of Prayer The world is dark. Children face pain, neglect and abuse. Hopelessness saturates families, communities, cities and entire nations. Nevertheless, as followers of Christ, we should be filled with his hope. A hope that brings strength. A hope in his wonders and miracles. A hope that will not be cut off. A hope that anchors us A hope in his name. As we join together for the 2019 World Weekend of Prayer, let us ‘be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer’ (Romans 12: 12) – believing we will see a positive change for children where we live and around the globe. And that many more people might be filled with hope too. Visit the Viva website for prayer repources, talk outlines and videos.