Women’s World Day of Prayer

Posted by Admin on 5 March 2010, 12:00 am


On Friday 5th March over 3 million people world-wide will be praying and worshipping together during an annual day of prayer, using a service prepared by Christian women in Cameroon.

Emma Wilcock, president of the National Committee of the Women’s World Day of Prayer movement, said:

“This is always an exciting day as a great wave of prayer sweeps the world, beginning when the first service is held in the Queen Salote Girls’ School in Tonga and continuing around the world until the final service takes place, some 35 hours later, in neighbouring Western Samoa.  By then the day will have been celebrated in over 170 countries and over 5,000 services will have been held in the United Kingdom.

The Republic of Cameroon is said to be Africa in miniature. It is a country of great cultural diversity with more than 240 ethnic groups and languages. It faces many challenges as its people seek to move forward into a modern age without losing their distinctive characteristics. But at all times, in all circumstances, Cameroonians are able to praise God with joy and exuberance and the service reflects this.”

In Cowes, this annual ecumenical service will take place at St Thomas of Canterbury RC Church at 11.00am on Friday 5th March. This year’s speaker will be our own Archdeacon Caroline Baston. The service will be followed by a bring and share lunch; there will also be a Traidcraft stall. All, both men and women, are invited to join in this day of prayer.

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