Cayman to join in World Day of Prayer 2014

| 02/03/2014

(CNS): Women, men and children in more than 170 countries and regions will celebrate World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 7 when the women of the WDP Egypt Committee invite all into a time of worship with the words of the prophet Isaiah as a backdrop setting the scene to learn about Egypt’s history and rich cultural diversity.  This year’s services will be held at the Elmslie Memorial United Church from 1-2p.m. and at the East End United Church from 7-8 p.m. Offerings will be received to assist with local and international projects through the Cayman Islands Family Resource Centre and the World Day of Prayer International Committee.

The annual offering supports the work of the World Day of Prayer International Committee and this year will help to meet the needs of families in the Cayman Islands and in Egypt and around the world who are victims of many forms of poverty, violence and injustice.

“An exploration of the Samaritan Woman’s conversation with Jesus at a well will also offer an opportunity for deep dialogue and reflection about the borders that we, like Jesus and the Samaritan Woman, have to cross to get to the streams of living water. The Samaritan woman bythe well has a theological conversation with Jesus that ends with action; much like our motto – informed prayer led to prayerful action,” organisers said about the day of devotion.  “They were able to cross their religious and cultural differences and build a common ground that then empowered her to bring change to her community. “

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 on the first Friday in March. World Day of Prayer was founded on the idea that prayer and action are inseparable in the service of God’s kingdom. Services begin at sunrise in the Pacific and follow the sun across the globe on the day of celebration. Each year a different country’s committee serves as the writers of the World Day of Prayer worship service.

World Day of Prayer promotes justice and equality for women through prayer, partnerships, service and celebration. Everyone is invited- friends, family and communities of faith- to join the women of Egypt in prayer and song to support ecumenical efforts toward justice, peace, healing and wholeness.

For more information, contact Julene Banks, Cayman Islands liaison officer at 9176829 or julene@candw.ky or the World Day of Prayer International office at http://www.worlddayofprayer.net/

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