A Warm welcome to everyone visiting this website of the World Day of Prayer (Scottish Committee)
The World Day of Prayer is an international, ecumenical, prayer movement initiated and carried forward by Christian women in more than 180 countries and over 1000 languages. Every year Christians of many traditions and all ages, celebrate a common day of prayer on the first Friday in March. Services are held all around the world, beginning in Tonga and New Zealand in the east and continuing throughout the day to Samoa and Alaska in the west. We bring the needs of the world, and of the writing country in particular, before Almighty God knowing that He will hear and answer us, as we pray in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. God invites us to have a prayer relationship with Himself, but He also expects us to have concerned relationships with our neighbours, throughout the world. Prayer must be accompanied by action, as God moves our hearts and directs our thoughts. Many thanks to all the organisers who organised, participated or attended services written by the Christian Women of the writing country. We really appreciate your contribution.
Planned Services for 2021 / 2022
With Covid-19 being on all our minds for most of the last 15 months, this has created many problems for our organisers in establishing a World Day of Prayer on the 5th March 2021. We give thanks for the efforts put in by those that provided for remote services and prayers in the lead up to and on Friday the 5th. There were many virtual services on offer via Facebook and YouTube as well as services locally streamed including our own service promoted by St Augustine’s in Edinburgh. This service was well received with close to 1000 streams being taken. Such success has given food for thought on how, in the future, the World Day of Prayer might be supported by a virtual edition of the service.
Many of our regular normal services have had to be put on hold, with a hope that a time can be found, later in the year, to hold a service in honour of the women of Vanuatu. We would of course encourage this action and many organisers have indicated that they have a definite time, through late summer and early autumn, to organise a local service; others have indicated their intention to incorporate an element of the service into another service already established in their Church’s programme.
We, as part of the Scottish Committee, are thankful and grateful for the work that has been undertaken. If it is helpful, please use this website to advertise the location, date and time of the service, as well as any restrictions that will be relevant to the service. We continue to pray with you for an early release of the restrictions still imposed on church activity.
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