World Day of Prayer 

WPD 200World Day of Prayer is an international, inter-church organisation which enables us to hear the thoughts of women from all parts of the world; their hopes, concerns and prayers.

On the first Friday in March, every year, a service is held where a chosen country produces materials for the world to worship. As the materials are written, the World Day of Prayer motto - INFORMED PRAYER, PRAYERFUL ACTION - is set in motion. World Day of Prayer is a prayer movement, not for just one day a year but throughout the year. World Day of Prayer, is a worldwide, women-led, ecumenical Prayer Movement.

Women of the Republic of Vanuatu (located in the South Pacific Ocean) have prepared this year’s service. The black and white sandy beaches, coral reefs with coloured fishes, lovely birds, fruits and nuts in the forest, all make the islands a pristine environment but they are vulnerable to frequent tropical storms, earthquakes, cyclones, tsunamis and active volcanoes. Women, men and children of all ages are called to ‘Build on a strong foundation’ and live in unity, love and peace in the context of ethnic and cultural diversity like Vanuatu and so many other places around the world. 

Locally, here in Devon, Lapford Congregational Church are hosting this service on Friday, 5th March at 10.30am via a Zoom meeting. If you'd like to join the service please use our contact page to ask for further details.