World Day of Prayer – March 6

March 6 is the World Day of Prayer. This day is a world wide movement of Christian women of many traditions who gather in their own countries to observe a common day of prayer each year. Each year focuses on a different country with the 2009 focus being Papua New Guinea

The Presbyterian 2009 Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study features a reflection on the World Day of Prayer by the Rev. Ashley Seaman. Ashley also provides a prayer for the day:

On this World Day of Prayer, may we all pray in the directions through which God has moved us to be in relationship. And may we receive the surprise of the Spirit, who inspires people whom we know to be most in need of prayer to actually pray for us. In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.

World Day of Prayer is initiated and carried out by women in more than 170 countries and regions. There is the annual day of celebration – the first Friday of March – to which all people are welcome.

In many countries, the World Day of Prayer movement brings together women of various races, cultures, and traditions for this day. It also leads to closer fellowship, understanding, and action throughout the year.

The Rev. Ashley Seaman is pastor of The Threshold New Church Development and North Presbyterian Church, Denver, Colorado

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