World Day of Prayer

The World Day of Prayer is a Women Led, Global, Ecumenical Movement which takes place on the first Sunday in March. The services being held in the Chesterfield Area on Friday 4th March are at Holymoorside URC at 10.30am, Loundsley Green Church at 2.00pm and at Hasland Methodist Church at 10.30am.

This year’s service has been prepared by the World Day of Prayer Committee for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The theme from a text in Jeremiah, ‘I know the plans I have for you’, reflects on some of the issues facing us today: poverty, domestic abuse and disability, finding hope in difficult situations and encouragement in the help we can give to each other.

Services using this material will take place over 24 hours on 4th March across the world, beginning in Samoa and moving on through New Zealand and Australia, across Asia, Africa and Europe, and finally North and South America before finishing in American Samoa.

‘The voice of prayer is never silent, nor dies the strain of praise away.’

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