Our vision is that Christians (of all denominations) set up a non-stop chain of prayer and intercession during the whole duration of the World Economic Forum, ensuring that at least one person will be praying for the participating leaders and authorities in the given prayer-slots. In Tim. 2:2 the apostle Paul summons us to pray for „kings and all those in authority“ (NIV). So surely we shouldn’t miss the chance to do so now that leaders and politicians from the whole world come together right on our doorstep!
How can we achieve our goal? Put your name down for a one hour prayer-slot (or more than one). That insures us that during your chosen hour at least one person will be praying for the WEF. It doesn’t matter where you happen to be during your prayertime.
(Trailer available only in German)
Choose a time of prayer you would like to cover.
Our goal is to maintain continuous prayer (24/7) during the whole WEF.
On the other hand you are welcome to choose prayer-slots that are already taken (green).
not taken, no prayer coverage yet
one person is praying
more than one person praying
this is your chosen prayer-slot
Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer, Head of the Federal Department of Finance, will conduct bilateral talks with finance ministers of other countries at the WEF in the usual framework.
Let us pray for Mr. Maurer that God will equip him with much strength, courage and wisdom and that God will watch over these talks.
Federal Councillor Viola Amherd, head of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS), has a thematic focus on security policy, in particular on cyberdefence, military peacebuilding and the promotion of women in the security sector. Among other things, a meeting with the German Minister of Defence Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is planned; this will cover bilateral security policy cooperation and other topics. The head of the DDPS will also visit an army troop that is deployed at the WEF.
Let us pray for Mrs. Amherd that God will guide and guide her in all discussions and that she will be endowed with strength, wisdom, courage and clarity as well as the right priorities in this complex issue.
Federal Councillor Karin Keller-Sutter, head of the Federal Department of Justice and Police, will exchange views in Davos on current issues relating to migration and security/terrorism. Various bilateral meetings are planned.
Let us pray for divine wisdom on these sensitive issues, for strength and guidance for Ms Keller-Sutter.
Federal Councillor Alain Berset, Head of the Federal Department of Home Affairs
- Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta (Brazil)
- Bruno Bruins (Netherlands)
During the talks, he will refer to his call for efforts to be made at international level to ensure that universal health care is guaranteed even in emergency situations.
- Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of "UN Women This will focus on gender equality and the next session of the Commission on Women's Rights.
Let us pray that God will watch over these talks and equip Mr Berset with strength and wisdom. But let us also pray for the perception of the divine order in the roles of men and women. Let us pray that the area of health will not be abused.
Let us pray that God will keep all corruption and approaches or doors to corruption away from Davos. We bless the occasion in the name of Jesus with honesty, straightforwardness and openness in all discussions and negotiations.
Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis Bilateral talks:
- with the Foreign Ministers of Italy, Finland, Hungary, South Africa and Iraq
- a meeting with the Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority and Poland Among other topics, these talks will focus on bilateral relations and good offices.
Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin, Vice-President of the Federal Council and Head of the Federal Department of Economics, Education and Research:
- US Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia
- Brazilian Minister of Economy Paulo Guedes
- Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal
- Trade and Industry Minister of Malaysia Ignatius Darell Leiking
- French Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire
- Russian Minister of Economics Maxim Oreshkin
- EU Commissioner for Youth and Innovation, Mariya Gabriel
- EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan
Let us bring these people and the conversations before God and ask for wisdom, guidance, strength and blessing.
The "right" people in the talks
Good preparation for the talks
Connections to local people in Davos, who can pass on current concerns.
Thanks for a closed prayer beads with motivated prayers
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people — for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.
1 Timothy 2:1-2 NIV
Reports from media
(only avaliable in German)
Wie Christen WEF-Teilnehmern dienen Beitrag im IdeaSpektrum, 24.01.2019 | zum Beitrag
Für das WEF wird rund um die Uhr gebetet Beitrag Radio Life Channel, 22.01.2018 | zum Beitrag
Gebetskette unterstützt WEF-Teilnehmer und thematisiert Prostitution Beitrag auf kath.ch, 19.01.2018 | zum Beitrag
„Wir sollten während dem WEF beten!“ Beitrag Livenet, 18.01.2018 | zum Beitrag
Gebet für Regierungen – speziell anlässlich des WEF! Beitrag EDU Schweiz, 18.01.2018 | zum Beitrag
Beten fürs WEF Bulletin Mittag auf Life Channel, 18.01.2018 | zum Beitrag
„Wir sollten während dem WEF beten!“ Interview im IdeaSpektrum 3.2018 | zum Artikel