Women's World Day of Prayer

All God's Creation is Very Good!
Women's World Day of Prayer
Friday 2nd March 2018

Starting at sunrise on Samoa, the annual wave of prayer will continue around the world until the last service is held as the sun sets over American Samoa.  During this worldwide day of prayer, an estimated 3 million men, women and young people, in 170 countries and islands will have prayed with and for the people of the Suriname. The service we will be participating in will have been translated into over 60 languages and 1,000 dialects and will be celebrated in 170 countries and islands.  Here, in the British Isles, some 6,000 services will be taking place.

On behalf of Kingsthorpe Churches Together, we invite you to join in this year's Women's World Day of Prayer on Friday 2 March 2018, on the theme of 'All God's Creation is Very Good!

If you are able and available, do come and join us at St. John the Baptist Church, Kingsthorpe Village Green, on Friday 2 March 2018, 7.30pm for our time of prayer and reflection, readings and hymns.

Suriname is a beautiful country.  It boasts wonderful forests and mountains and has great reviers with impressive rapids.  It is a country rich with flowers and animals, and provides enough food for all.  In this service the women of Suriname urge us to cherish God's equisite gift of Creation and to commit ourselves to caring for God's world responsibly, so that we may pass it on, unspoiled, to future generations.

If you are unable to make the service, you can still take part in the wave of prayer, by saying your own prayers for the Suriname and adding your own voice to the countless voices worldwide.  

And close with the prayer that our Saviour taught us:

Our Father, who art in heaven
hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven,
Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory
for ever and ever.
Amen.

For more details on the Women's World Day of Prayer, you should contact Liz May.

We thank thee that thy Church unsleeping,
while earth rolls onward into light,
through all the world her watch is keeping,
and rests not now by day or night.
John Ellerton (1826-1893)