March 4, 2022
“Informed prayer and prayerful action.”
World Day of Prayer (WDP) 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 2022 that is today, March 4.
This year’s theme, “I Know the Plans I Have for You,” was selected by the WDP Committee of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, which also prepared this year’s worship materials.
As people of faith, we know that our lives matter to God and that God is with and for us. “I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.” (Jeremiah 29:11, TMG). Jeremiah’s message — first shared with the exiles in Babylon who were in a place of uncertainty and suffering — continues to resonate with us today. World Day of Prayer 2022 invites each of us to reflect on God’s love for us no matter our circumstances. Our most loving response to our loving God is to reflect God’s love to others: never abandon them, care always about their plans and hopes, and work to protect their well-being through care, concern and advocacy.
To learn more about World Day of Prayer and order resources, visit wdp-usa.org.
Carissa Herold is 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
Gabriella Lisi, 1001 Apprentice, 1001 New Worshiping Communities, Presbyterian Mission Agency
Sara Lisherness, Director, Compassion, Peace & Justice/Interim Director, World Mission, Presbyterian Mission Agency
Let us pray
God of our whole lives, thank you for being with each of us every day. Even in times of suffering, loss or uncertainty, we know that we are never alone. We give thanks and promise to strive to reflect your love to our neighbors. Amen.