World Day of Prayer is a worldwide, ecumenical 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 initiated and carried out by women in more than 170 countries and regions.
It is symbolized by an annual day of celebration observed on the first Friday in March to which all people are welcome.
It brings women of different races, cultures and traditions together in fellowship, understanding and action throughout the year.
Through World Day of Prayer, women affirm that prayer and action are inseparable and have immeasurable influence in the world.
The motto of World Day of Prayer is "Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action."