World Day of Prayer International Committee

The worldwide growth of the World Day of Prayer movement called for international involvement in planning and responsibility for World Day of Prayer. The World Day of Prayer International Committee (WDPIC), made up of representatives of National/Regional Committees, first met in 1968 in Sweden. It continues to meet in a different area of the world every four years: Thailand (1970), Mexico (1974), Zambia (1978), Germany (1982), United States (1986), Jamaica (1990), Australia (1995), South Africa (1999), England (2003), Canada (2007) USA (2012).

Each meeting brings special contributions to the growth of the movement when women gather:

  • to share experiences of World Day of Prayer,
  • select themes and writers for the worship service,
  • elect an ecumenical Executive Committee with representatives from Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant traditions and comprised of a Chairperson, Treasurer and Representatives from Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America and the Pacific,
  • arrange for staff services and to prepare a budget based on contributions from National/Regional Committees and special gifts, and
  • consider ways by which the movement may grow.