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Minute for Mission: World Day of Prayer


March 1, 2024

Informed prayer and prayerful action

art by visual artist Halima Aziz

World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement, celebrated in more than 170 countries, led by Christian women who welcome all to join in prayer and action for peace and justice. World Day of Prayer is celebrated annually on the first Friday of March; for 2024 that is today, March 1.

This year’s theme, “I Beg You … Bear With One Another in Love,” inspired by Ephesians 4:1–3, was selected by a group of ecumenical Christian Palestinian women, who also prepared this year’s worship materials. According to the World Day of Prayer website: “We reflected collectively on this theme from the context of our suffering as Palestinian Christian women. We hope to inspire [others] around the world to bear with one another in love during troubled times.”

On this World Day of Prayer, let us remember that we are called to make “every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:3).

To learn more about World Day of Prayer, visit or visit (for resources).


Carissa Herold, Marketing Associate for Presbyterian Women in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Inc.

Today’s Focus: World Day of Prayer

Let us join in prayer for:

PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff
Jennifer Cash, Copy Editor, Communications Ministry, Presbyterian Mission Agency 
Deborah Cassady, Participation Report Processor, Presbyterian Investment & Loan Program

Let us pray

Loving God, we pray for peace in our homes, in our neighborhoods and cities, and in and across all nations. We trust in your guidance and are comforted and inspired by your unwavering love for your people. In gratitude and joy, we will use our gifts to bring your peace to your world. Amen.

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