World Day of Prayer
15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit[a] of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength. Ephesians 1:15-19
Women, men and children in more then 170 countries and regions will celebrate World Day of Prayer, Friday, March 3, 2023. The women of Taiwan call us to worship with the words “I Have Heard About Your Faith.”
The WDP 2023 program is based on Ephesians 1:15-19, the letter sent to a faith community to express gratitude. Paul gave thanks to God for the Ephesians living out their love and faith, and prayed that they could see these three truths: the hope to which God has called the disciples, the riches of God’s glorious inheritance among the saints, and the immeasurable greatness of God’s power.
This year’s service will be held at the New Hampshire Conference UCC Office at 140 Sheep Davis Road, Pembroke, NH 03275, a handicapped accessible building. There will be light refreshments and a time for fellowship beginning at 11:00 a.m., the service will begin at 12 noon.
It will be recorded and available to watch online after March 10 on the Congregational Church of Laconia YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/@congregationalchurchoflaco9812 .
Invite your friends, family and communities of faith to join the women of Taiwan in prayer and song, supporting ecumenical efforts towards justice, peace and healing. Offerings collected help meet the needs of families in Taiwan and around the world who are victims of many forms of poverty, violence and injustice. 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. WDP was founded in the idea that prayer and action are inseparable in the service of God’s kingdom. Each year a different country’s committee serves as the writers of the WDP worship service. And each year, we are called to action in response to the concerns raised by the writer country.
You can open a printable copy of the WDP bulletin below.