A Worldwide Movement of Christian Women
The World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year, and who, in many countries, have a continuing relationship in prayer and service.
• It is a movement initiated and carried out by women in more than 170 countries and regions.
• It is a movement symbolized by an annual day of celebration – the first Friday of March – to which all people are welcome.
• It is a movement which brings together women of various races, cultures and traditions in closer fellowship, understanding and action throughout the year.
Through World Day of Prayer, women affirm that prayer and action are inseparable and that both have immeasurable influence in the world. The motto of the World Day of Prayer is “Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action”.
Announcing: World Day of Prayer 2015!
Materials for World Day of Prayer 2015 were prepared by the WDP Committee of The Bahamas. The 2015 materials focus on the biblical text John 13:1–17. After washing the feet of his disciples, Jesus asks, “Do you understand what I have done for you?” The women of The Bahamas describe Jesus' action as an act of “radical love.” Click on the Bahamas 2015 tab above to learn more, order materials, and download items.
World Day of Prayer is marked every year on the first Friday in March. In 2015 that's March 6th. You are also welcome to hold your service on another day that weekend, or at a time that's convenient for your community, in symbolic solidarity with women around the world.