Friday March 4, 2022
World Day of Prayer is a day for Christians from over 170 countries to come together in spirit, uniting on a common day to pray for relevant issues affecting women and children. Each year, since 1927, a different host country has prepared the content of the World Day of Prayer service, highlighting its country’s culture and regional justice issues. The 2022 service was written by the England, Wales and Northern Ireland World Day of Prayer Committee and adapted for use in Canada by the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada. Viewers from all over the country will be able to virtually unite in prayer and action.
Pandemic restrictions do not allow Mount Olive Lutheran Church, the local Coordinator for this year, to hold an actual Service. An excellent online Service by the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada is available below. World Day of Prayer is designated as March 4th this year, and we hope you will be able to watch the service on this day.
This year’s theme, “I Know the Plans I Have for You”, is based on Jeremiah 29:1-14. Israel’s people were in exile and faced poverty, fear and isolation. God’s plans for the people of Judah were not the plans they expected, or were looking for, but Jeremiah’s words brought them hope for a future they could not at that moment see. His words brought them hope for a better future. They could move forward from darkness to light.
During the last two years, people of the world have been suffering similarly. The COVID epidemic, floods, fire, wind, poverty, hunger, fear and loneliness. We too can be reassured by Jeremiah’s word and learn that we have hope for the future too.
Please consider a World Day of Prayer offering to the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada (WICC). Information is available during the online Service and on the website wicc.org.
Information taken from the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada’s website wicc.org.