(held annually, first Friday of March)
The World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement led by Christian women who welcome you to join in prayer and action for peace and justice. It is run under the motto “Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action,” and is celebrated annually in over 170 countries on the first Friday in March. The movement aims to bring together people 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.
The 2023 service will be prepared by the women of Taiwan on the theme ‘I have heard about your faith’ (Ephesians 1.15)
Downloadable resources for 2022 here. 2022 theme: ‘I know the plans I have for you.’
The theme is God’s promise to his people in exile in Babylon, found in the book of Jeremiah 29:11: `For I know the plans I have for you’, declares the LORD, `Plans to prosper you and not harm you, Plans to give you hope and a future.’
In the midst of all the uncertainties we are living under due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the WDP 2022 theme emerges like a balm of confidence. It is an invitation to place our trust in God in times of suffering. The program is based on the letter that the prophet Jeremiah wrote to the exiles in Babylonia. The exiles were in a context of suffering, uncertainty, and opposing views on how to respond to the moment. Today, we come together to hear the stories of women who feel excluded, listen to the fear of a child refugee and learn to see the context of a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, and multi-faith society in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (EWNI).
Program written by the World Day of Prayer Committee of England, Wales & Northern Ireland for WDP 2022.