Thursday, 6 March 2008

Women's World Day of Prayer

"God's wisdom provides new understanding" is the theme that the women of the beautiful cooperative republic of Guyana have chosen for this year's day of prayer.
The Day of Prayer is one of the oldest and most inclusive ecumenical initiatives around. You can read more about the history here. It takes place on the first Friday of March each year.
There are national committees for the day of prayer in many countries and across the world women come together for several months to learn about the country which has prepared the material for that year and to study the Bible texts and prepare the ecumenical service. Over the decades it's served as an important space for training and encouraging women in the churches.
The ecumenical centre in Geneva will host an ecumenical service at 12.30 for the English speaking congregations of the city and there will be many French-speaking services taking place throughout the canton and over in France.