Churches unite for World Day of Prayer

Churches unite for World Day of Prayer
Global unity: Members of the Shepparton Baptist Church will celebrate the World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 1. Photo by Grace Carter


On Friday, March 1, churches worldwide, including those in Shepparton, will come together to celebrate the World Day of Prayer.


Every year, the World Day of Prayer focuses on a different country, and the women of that nation craft the program. This year, participants are praying for Palestine.

Regardless of your faith or lack thereof, the World Day of Prayer is an excellent opportunity to learn about what’s happening in another country and gather with Christians to pray.

Prayers will begin in Palestine and around the world, in native languages — through Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.

The World Day of Prayer, functioning as an international, inter-church organisation, offers a platform to listen to the hopes, concerns and prayers of women worldwide.

The World Day of Prayer is celebrated in over 170 countries on the first Friday of March every year.

The Shepparton Baptist Church, at 600 Wyndham St, Shepparton, will host the service at 10am.

This program calls us to bear with each other in love, despite all difficulties and oppression. The program was written by a group of ecumenical Christian Palestinian women in response to the passage from Ephesians 4:1-7. We reflected collectively on this theme from the context of our suffering as Palestinian Christian women. We hope to inspire other women around the world to bear with one another in love during troubled times.

For more information, head to the World Day of Prayer Australia website.

 

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