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Minute for Mission: World Community Day


November 4, 2022

World Community Day began in 1943 as a day for church women to study peace. After World War II, church leaders felt that they should set aside a day for prayer and ecumenical study. The leaders thought that while believers were performing peace and justice work by themselves, a day when they could study across denominations would be beneficial to all. The theme for this year’s World Community Day is “A Call to Prayer.”

As Christians, we are known by God. With thanksgiving, we commit our hearts and hands to demonstrate this love in action, working purposefully for peace, justice, and reconciliation. “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” — Ephesians 2:10 (NIV). As God’s own, we are called to pray, comforted in knowing that God hears our prayers of lament and joy alike.

Resources for World Community Day are available from Church Women United. Write to 3605 Campbellton Road SW, Atlanta, GA 30331; email; call 678/705-3711; or visit

Carissa Herold is marketing associate for Presbyterian Women in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Inc.

Today’s Focus: World Community Day

Let us join in prayer for:

PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff
Susan Jackson-Dowd, Executive Director, Presbyterian Women
Linda Jacobsen, Executive Vice President, Church Engagement, Board of Pensions

Let us pray

God of grace, we are grateful for the blessing of good work to do for your good world. Thank you for the gifts of prayer and study, loving ways we stay close to you and your call on our lives. Amen.