Women who plan World Day of prayer have been hard at work investing in new ways to share the experience. Check out some of their ideas below, and write yours into the comments box below!
Many services were held on days other than March 1. Janet Candle, in Bonne Terre, MO wrote in to let us know that Centenary United Methodist Church had to cancel because of snow on March 1, so they held their service on it’s “rain date,” April 5. Services were also held on March 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, and even in April. Whenever you hold World Day of Prayer services, you are in symbolic solidarity with women of faith around the world!
“Our service was held in the evening at 6pm. We had men, women and children present!”
Virginia Hopp, Carthage, MO
“We planned our afternoon Bible study and an evening worship. Some came to both. We invited people from different churches to do leadership parts in the service. We also added a prayer walk to different places in the church.”
Sarah Jane Gebhardt, Bucyrus, OH
“We held a service at the Senior housing center—very successful! People enjoyed being involved and invited us back for next year. “
Barbara Schreier, Putnam, CT
“We have our service over the noon hour with lunch provided so that women who work can attend.”
June Sweitzer, New Hampton, IA
“We held our service at noon on a Friday, when young people couldn’t attend, so we made the meaning of WDP known during worship services that weekend.”
Darlene Roberts, Butternut, WI