World Day of Prayer Local Service – March 1, 2024

Submitted by:
June Jamieson

World Day of Prayer
Local Service

Hosted/organized by the
Swan River Seventh-day Adventist Church
1200 – 1st Street South

Fri. March 1, 2024
7:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact:
Mary Yakelashek
Phone #: 204-525-4523

The invitation is out for everyone – men, women, and children of all ages – to join the 2024 World Day of Prayer as we celebrate the theme
“I beg you … bear with one another in love” based on Ephesians 4: 1-3.

A committee of Christian women of Palestine have prepared the service this year. We are encouraged to reflect on the history and challenges faced by this area as citizens struggle for security, peace and independence as well as the efforts that women have made during changes in ruling influences over the last century. This is an opportunity to examine a geographical area that is home to the birth of Christianity.

World Day of Prayer is an international, inter-church event that began around 100 years ago bridging social, geographic, and political barriers in 146 countries. Together we pursue justice, peace, and reconciliation by standing together in prayer and action.

Preparation for the day is vast. An international committee is based in New York and there are national committees and organizations in each participating country. In Canada, the World Day of Prayer (WDP) is coordinated by the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada (WICC), one of the original founders of this prayer movement.

Offerings received through the World Day of Prayer transform our prayers into action in the form of project grants empowering women and children in Canada and throughout the world. All regions share in the grants, with consideration given to greatest need. Through WDP offerings, WICC has
distributed around 3 million dollars for small projects in the past 40 years. The vision is to restore hope to women and children touched by injustice.

The Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada (WICC) invites you, your friends and family to join a service in over 1000 Canadian communities on or near Friday March 1, 2024. These may take place via Zoom or in-person. As well, individuals and families are welcome to watch a fifty-five- minute WDP service video prepared by WICC that features participants from across Canada. This video will be available on as of February 1, 2024.