The 2022 World Day of Prayer will be held on Friday, March 4, with the theme being I Know the Plans I Have for You (Jeremiah 29:11). The women of England, Wales and Northern Ireland have prepared the service this year.
People are encouraged to reflect on the changes and challenges faced by these countries as they have evolved independently and collectively over hundreds of years. The writing team has shared the injustice obstacles that immigrant women to the U.K. have met, the selfishness of Britain as a conquering nation and the hopes for the future.
World Day of Prayer is an international, inter-church event that began around 100 years ago, bridging social, geographic and political barriers in more than 170 countries. The weekend of prayer begins in Samoa and then travels in many languages throughout the world — through Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Australia and the Americas.
In Canada, the World Day of Prayer is co-ordinated by the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada, one of the original founders of the prayer movement.
Offerings received through the World Day of Prayer are used as grants to empower women and children in Canada and throughout the world. Through World Day of Prayer offerings, about $3 million in grants have been used for small projects in the past 40 years.
World Day of Prayer services will be held in-person and online on Friday.
In Kamloops, an in-person gathering will be held at 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral, downtown at 255 Nicola St. It will also be available online at rcdk.org under the Events tab. Call 250-314-6779 for more information.
An online-only option will be held at 1 p.m. at the Salvation Army Kamloops website. Call 250-579-9412 for more information.
In addition to World Day of Prayer, As well, individuals and families are welcome to watch a 55-minute World Day of Prayer service video prepared by that features participants from across Canada. This video is available online at wicc.org.