On Friday, March 2 over 3 million people worldwide will pray together using a form of service prepared by the Christian women of Suriname, a small country at the top of South America, just above Brazil. Through the service the women will focus attention on the need to address climate change with public policies and personal lifestyle at a time when more than 180 countries have signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
Locally the World Day of Prayer will be hosted at St Peters Catholic Church, Pambula on Friday, March 2 at 11am. John Liston will speak at the service.
The World Day of Prayer is an international ecumenical Christian laywomen’s initiative and is celebrated annually in over 170 countries on the first Friday in March.
The movement aims to bring together women of various races, cultures and traditions in a yearly common day of prayer, as well as in closer fellowship, understanding and action throughout the year.
Everyone is invited to join the gathering and enjoy a morning tea after the one-hour service.