March 6 – World Day of Prayer

Monday March 2nd 2020

March 6 is designated World Day of Prayer, and services will be held in churches of different denominations across Connor and around the world.

The Day of Prayer will this year be celebrated in more than 170 countries. It will begin in Samoa, with prayers in native languages, and finish more than 36 hours later in American Samoa, having travelled the globe through Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.

The 2020 service has been prepared by women from Zimbabwe who are encouraging others to reflect on the difficulties and unrest that have affected Zimbabwe for many years. The service reflects the challenges they face and the aspirations they have for the future, as they encourage others to ‘Rise, take your mat and walk’ with them towards full reconciliation.

While Day of Prayer is organised by women, it is also celebrated by men and children. The World Day of Prayer dates back to the 19th century, when Christian women in the USA and Canada initiated a variety of cooperative activities in support of women’s involvement in mission, at home and abroad. It is from such roots as these that WDP has taken its present shape – a worldwide ecumenical movement of Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action.

To find out where your nearest service is taking place, follow THIS LINK.

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