World Day of Prayer


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World Day of Prayer

First Friday in March
The idea of designating a day for Christians to pray together was suggested in 1887 by the Presbyterian Church in the United States. Today, the observance has spread to other denominations, all of which hold the same service—translated, of course, into the appropriate language—on the first Friday in March. In each community, one church is selected for the service, and throughout the day women of all denominations come and go, each staying as long as she wishes, to take her place in this worldwide chain of prayer.
It is the Church Women United movement that organizes the observance and selects a theme upon which women around the world focus as they join together in prayer. The praying starts as soon as the sun crosses the International Date Line and travels westward around the globe.
CONTACTS:
Church Women United
475 Riverside Dr., Ste. 1626A
New York, NY 10115
800-298-5551 or 212-870-2347; fax: 212-870-2338
www.churchwomen.org
SOURCES:
BkFestHolWrld-1970, p. 47
DaysCustFaith-1957, p. 67
RelHolCal-2004, p. 92
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