I was a stranger and you welcomed me
Women’s World Day of Prayer is a global, ecumenical movement of informed prayer and prayerful action, organised and led by Christian women who call the faithful together on the first Friday in March each year to observe a common day of prayer and who, in many countries, have a continuing relationship in prayer and service.
Come and join us at St Aidan’s in prayer on Friday 1st March at 2pm for a special service. The church will also be open from 1pm-5pm.
The service is written by a different country each year and that country then becomes the focus of the world’s prayers on the day itself. We will be gathering to celebrate using a programme of worship prepared this year (2013) by women in France.
When the women of the French Committee met to work on the material for 2013, the
theme chosen for them became close to their hearts: I WAS A STRANGER AND YOU
The first service of the day will take place on the Island of Samoa and the last service will take place on American Samoa. From the time that dawn breaks over the Island of Samoa until the last services of this special day, the world is circled in prayer for 36 hours.
The symbol of the Women’s World Day of Prayer was designed in 1982 for the service prepared by women of Ireland, both north and south, and was then adopted as the International Logo.
The design comprises arrows converging from the four points of the compass, four figures kneeling in prayer, the Celtic cross and a circle representing the world and our unity through all our diversity.
Find out more about Women’s World Day of Prayer on the website.Read More