Wednesday, March 03, 2010

World Day of Prayer

Our congregation has been praying each month this year for a different country or continent. We prayed in January for the country of Iran using the Iran 30 prayer guide produced by Elam Ministries located in Alpharetta, Georgia. ( In February, we prayed for the continent of Africa and for Haiti. To learn more about how to help in Haiti, visit the website of the United Methodist Committee on Relief at

During this month of March, we are praying for the country of Mexico and our missionaries who serve there, the Herrin family. To learn more about the Herrins, visit their website at We are also praying for the country of Chile as they begin to recover from last week's devastating earthquake.

This Friday provides everyone with a wonderful opportunity to pray for the world during the World Day of Prayer held every first-Friday in March. The World Day of Prayer website describes the purpose of the day on their website at

"WORLD DAY OF PRAYER (WDP) is a worldwide ecumenical movement of Christian women of many faith traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year on the first Friday in March.

Throughout the entire day, we collectively pray all over the world, beginning with the first sunrise and ending at the last sunset. Our prayers follow the sun’s path around the globe. WDP’s motto is “Informed prayer leads to prayerful action.”

Through World Day of Prayer, women affirm that prayer and action are inseparable and that both have immeasurable influence in the world.

Join others in praying for our world this Friday. We remember that the prayers of God's people are both powerful and effective. (James 5:16).