Observing the World Day of Prayer

( [email protected] ) Mar 01, 2004 10:10 AM EST

Hundreds of thousands of women around the world are expected to observe the World Day of Prayer with one voice, March 5, 2004. The WDP, an international, ecumenical prayer movement, has been initiated by carried out by women, as a means to reaffirm their faith in Jesus Christ, and to share hopes, fears, joys sorrow, opportunities and needs with God and each other.

With an extensive list of participating denomination and church groups, including the Baptist Church, Church of Scotland, Church of the Nazarene, Congregational Federation, Greek Orthodox Church, Methodist Church, Religious Society of Friends, Roman Catholic Church, Salvation Army, Scottish Episcopal Church, United Reformed Church and Assemblies of God Churches, the WDP has been, and will be observed in over 1,000 different languages in the more than 170 countries and regions.

Every year, the WDP falls on the first Friday of March. During this time, women are encouraged to “to become aware of the whole world and no longer live in isolation, to be enriched by the faith experience of Christians of other countries and cultures, to take up the burdens of other people and to become aware of their talents and use them in the service of society.”