International Meeting

Day 10 & Day 3 of the International Meeting

Called to Hope

Day 9 Day 2 of the International Meeting

New Minds

Day 8 Day 1 of International Meeting

New Heart

Day 7

Prayer Square Ministry

Day 6

Lords Prayer in Scots

Day 5

Familiar Stranger

Day 4

Scottish Blessing

Day 3

Orkney Blessing

Day 2

The Lord’s Prayer in Gaelic


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“New heart, New mind. Called to Hope” is the theme of the International Meeting. The Christian faith is a faith that challenges us to transform the old into new, injustice into justice, war into peace. There is so much suffering in the world right now, but hope is the spiritual source to make things new.

Thank you for joining us in prayer as we prepare to gather for the WDP International Committee Meeting. In some ways, we have been experiencing the WDP International Committee Meeting since last year. The Global Conversation series has prepared us to come together online.

The first Global Conversation of the year will continue to prepare the delegates for the International Meeting. We invite you to “Meet the candidates for the Executive Committee of WDPIC”. It will be held on May 6th, 9 am – 10:30 am (EDT New York). It may have simultaneous interpretation in Spanish and English.

The Working Groups, which many delegates from all regions volunteered to participate in, started their meetings in April and will go on until May. They are preparing the recommendations that will be adopted at the International Committee Meeting.

We remind the committees that only one voting delegate by country is expected to participate in the election of the members of the WDPIC Executive Committee. The committees are encouraged to reflect on the leadership skills they want to offer to the international coordination and nominate its candidates by April 30th. WDPIC recommends avoiding nominations during the election. The bio information about the candidates was already distributed, and an updated list will be shared after new nominations are received on April 30th.

It is quite a responsibility to participate in the executive committee. They are the communication link between WDPIC and their region, and potential candidates for the chairperson position. Let’s ground this moment in prayer and commitment to the movement. For instructions and forms on nominations, please click here.

The regional representatives are planning the program for June 17th. The National/Regional committees may have an opportunity to share about their WDP experiences. Please, communicate with the representative of your region about any concerns or something you would like to share.

There is a prayer square travelling from Scotland to your home! The WDP Scottish committee is the host country of the International Meeting. They will welcome WDP committees and delegates during the opening serving. They are working hard to bring us together in one spirit by mailing a tote bag with a couple of prayer squares and souvenirs from Scotland. Keep an eye on your mail in the coming days!

When you get your prayer square, post it online and tag @WDPIC on Facebook or @worlddayofprayerinternational on Instagram. Let’s see the prayer squares going around the world. Share it with your committee and hold the International Meeting in your prayers. Have one in hand for the prayer square moment during the closing session on June 17th. Thanks to the WDP Scottish committee for the gifts!

During these final steps of the preparation, please pay close attention to your emails and visit the WDPIC website for overview information, especially if you are a delegate.

Agenda of the Online WDP International Committee Meeting

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Starting Time in Scotland 2:00pm to 5:00pm

In 1968, the World Day of Prayer International Committee was formed and ever since the International Committee has met every four or five years. The World Day of Prayer International Committee is composed by the WDP National Committees elected delegates, who come together to share experiences and grow in understanding of one another. They also select themes and writers for WDP services, elect an ecumenical Executive Committee, define objectives and responsibilities for financing, and consider ways by which the movement may grow. 

Each meeting brings special contributions to the growth of the movement. Together we envision the future of this global and local movement for justice and peace. 

​The last International Meeting was held in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, in 2017, and we left it knowing that we would meet again for the 14th time in 2022. 

At the top of this page, you see the logo for the meeting, which was a collaborative effort with the Presbyterian Women (PC-USA).

​The leaf of hope, which encircles WDP, springs out in a dancing movement towards a new heart and mind. With the uplifting message about the intention of the gathering, comes the announcement of the date and location of the International Meeting.Founding WDPIC Meeting, Vallingby, Sweden, 1968WDPIC International Meeting, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, 2017

Theme Reflection

“New Heart, New Mind, Called to Hope” The theme for the 2022 International Meeting emerged from a reflection inspired by Chapters 1 & 4 of the letter to the Ephesians, which are the references for the 2023 and 2024 WDP program. It sets the tone for an action-oriented and future-forwarding meeting. In other words, it encapsulates the WDP motto “Informed Prayer. Prayerful Action.” 

The letter to the Ephesians praises the community for their faith and love. The author prayed for God to give wisdom and revelation. In knowing God, they could have their eyes of the heart enlightened and know the hope they were called for.  

New Heart

Millions of lost lives to the COVID-19 pandemic, long months of social isolation, protests against racial inequalities and police brutality, increased violence against women and so on have all permeated the year of 2020. We may have asked ourselves where to find God in this context of suffering. From a heart and mind full of pain and anger, we raised the prayers of lament in faith.  

From this place of lament to God, the eyes of our hearts are open and we can exam the context of structured racial discrimination, gender violence, social exclusion, political polarization, poverty or environmental degradation.  

We invite you to experience the meeting with a spirit of openness and acceptance, and for that, the heart must be ready: New Heart!  

New Mind

We can see God working in our lives. We see God in action, and want to join in. We believe in change. We believe in miracles. We believe in resurrection.   

WDP has crossed generations with prayers that build bridges and empower women and communities with life-changing gifts. From 1927 to 2027, one century had passed. What is WDP legacy to the new generations? How to let the new generations guide the movement to the next century?  

We invite you to discern together the challenges of our time and make wise, visionary and courageous decisions: New Mind!

Called to Hope

Everyday there is an opportunity to put hope into action. Hope does not die.  

The logo of the international meeting shows three elements: a leafy green plant, the world and the logo of our movement. The leaf of hope, which encircles WDP, springs out in a dancing movement towards a new heart and mind. This is the time to experience things with a new heart and new mind, and for visionary and courageous decisions.   

Above all, we want to reaffirm that the women of World Day of Prayer are carriers and givers of hope: Called to Hope! 

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