Pray + Washrooms

Use this simple four-week guide to lead you through praying for this need

When you were learning about washrooms, you would have seen just how significant the need for proper sanitation facilities really is. Toilets really do have a serious impact on people’s lives. Whenever the need is great, we need people to pray.  

Set aside some time for four weeks to pray for this need and how it is affecting children in poverty around the world. We have included prayer points for each of the four weeks that follow along with the themes you learned about and the content you can share with others. We know that your prayers influence the heart of God to move on behalf of children—what incredible impact prayer has! 

A boy in a grey shirt folds his hands in prayer under a mosquito net

Week One: Health 

  • Pray for those who don’t have access to safe sanitation facilities 
  • Pray for those who are facing illness because of poorly managed waste 
  • Pray for the young children who are most vulnerable 

A girl in a white dress stands praying under a blue sky

Week Two: Dignity 

  • Pray for the girls who need access to private and safe sanitation facilities 
  • Pray for the girls who lack access to washrooms to manage their periods 
  • Pray for the girls who are currently missing school and other opportunities because of this need 

A teenager in a grey shirt prays on a bench

Week Three: Community 

  • Pray for communities to rally together to invest in proper sanitation facilities 
  • Pray for the women and girls who are most vulnerable to violence and abuse without access to washrooms 
  • Pray for churches to continue doing the work of educating their communities on the importance of good hygiene and sanitation 

A girl in a pink sweater prays in front of a white wall

Week Four: Impact 

  • Pray for the volunteers who are fundraising to meet this need 
  • Pray for the volunteers who are educating and sharing with others about this need 
  • Pray for the resources to meet this critical need  
  • Pray blessing over the Canadians who have given resources to provide washrooms this Christmas 

Written by: Compassion Canada