Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action
World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement led by Christian women who welcome you to join in prayer and action for peace and justice.
World Day of Prayer began as a movement by women and for women. It still has a strong focus on the situation of women in each country, but nowadays everybody is very welcome to join in! Read up more on its history here.
Every year, the focus is on a different country of the world, making this a unique opportunity for armchair travel - or should we say: church pew travel - to a country that we might never get to visit in reality. An ecumenical committee of women from that country prepares the order of service, and the service travels around the world.
The traditional date for celebrating World Day of Prayer is the first Friday in March, but we will feel free to celebrate it on one of our regular HIW Sundays around that date, in February or March.