The World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year, and who, in many countries, have a continuing relationship in prayer and service.
Through the World Day of Prayer, women around the world affirm their faith in Jesus Christ, share their hopes and fears, their joys and sorrows, their opportunities and needs, affirm that prayer and action are inseparable and both have immeasurable influence in the world.
It is a movement symbolised by an annual day of celebration on the first Friday of March every year.
WDP is women-led: no longer 'Women's' i.e. belonging to women, in the same way as a church's Women's Fellowship or Women's Own magazine, but instead belonging to everyone – but led by women, the women's gift to the whole Church.
'I beg you, bear with one another in love'
The Christian Women of Palestine are calling us to connect with the land from
where Jesus came; where he was born, ministered and died – and from where our faith began and is rooted.
Despite living in an area of the world where there is ongoing conflict and the future is uncertain, the women of Palestine are sharing with love a reminder that they are there, and they want to give hope to everyone.
The theme of the service 2024 'bear with one another in love' seems very appropriate for these women who will not give up witnessing the love of Jesus Christ.
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At a church near you on Friday 1 March 2024 people will gather to celebrate theservice prepared by the women of Palestine.
You are welcome to join in prayer and action for peace and justice throughout the world.
"I Beg You... Bear With One Another in Love."
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
(Ephesians 4: 1-3)
DETAILS OF SERVICES IN THE AREA OF THIS CIRCUIT:
The Aylesbury committee of the World Day of Prayer invite you to their service at 1.30 pm in the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Cambourne Avenue, Bedgrove, Aylesbury.
Refreshments will be served afterwards in the café area of the Church of the Holy Spirit which is directly opposite.
It is a day of prayer for everyone. All are welcome – men, women, and young people. There will be just one service in the afternoon.
We do hope that you will be able to join us.
At St Mary's Parish Church at 10.30am Everyone is very welcome and refreshments will follow the service.
This year our service is at 11 am. in St Theresa's Church, New Road, Princes Risborough. Everyone is very welcome to the Service and to refreshments after the service