World Day of Prayer

Women, men and children of all ages are called to ‘Rise, take your mat and
walk’ to join this day of prayer.* Women of Zimbabwe have prepared this year’s
service and they encourage us all to reflect on the difficulties and unrest that have
plagued their country over many years. They share the challenges they have met
and the hopes they have for the future. They encourage us to ‘Rise, take your
mat and walk’ with them as they continue their often turbulent journey towards
full reconciliation.
World Day of Prayer is an international inter-church organisation which enables
us to hear the thoughts of women from all parts of the world: their hopes,
concerns and prayers. The preparation for the day is vast. An international
committee is based in New York and there are national committees in each
participating country. Regional conferences meet to consider the service and
then local groups make their plans. Finally, at a church near you on Friday 6
March 2020, people will gather to celebrate the service prepared by the women
of Zimbabwe.
The Day of Prayer is celebrated in over 170 countries. It begins in Samoa and
prayer in native languages travels throughout the world —through Asia, Africa,
the Middle East, Europe and the Americas -before finishing in American Samoa
more than 36 hours later.
Our local service for World Day of Prayer takes place at St. Annes Parish Church at 2pm on Friday, 6th March
* For further information see the WDP website:

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