Women to engage in prayer across the globe
More than three million people from all corners of the globe will join each other in prayer and worship on 2 March as part of the Woman’s World Day of Prayer. This year will mark the 82nd anniversary of the event.
Every year, women from different countries get the opportunity to develop a special theme that is given to that year’s prayer day.
Over three million people worldwide will be praying and worshipping together using a service prepared by Christian women in Malaysia. The theme of this year’s event will be: “Let Justice Prevail”.
In Namibia, the Woman’s World Day of Prayer is coordinated by Transformation Namibia, the Bible Society of Namibia and the Council of Churches in Namibia (CCN). Churches and Christian groups from all over Namibia are encouraged to take hands and come together in prayer meetings on this day.
Special programmes are available specifically for this day’s prayer meetings. They are available in English, Afrikaans and German. Programmes were also designed specifically for children, in order to encourage them to participate in the event.
In Windhoek, a local organising committee is planning to host this year’s prayer day on 2 March. It promises to be an event that no Christian woman can miss, the organisers say.
Three services will be held at the Dutch Reformed Church (Mother Church) in Windhoek on that day. Each service will have a special speaker/preacher as well as various choirs and musicians.
“We are also encouraging all churches and congregations that are unable to attend these services in Windhoek, to get involved by arranging their own prayer meetings on this day. The general goal with this prayer day in Namibia is to bring women from all the different churches, denominations, nationalities and cultures together,” said Christel Langenhoven, events coordinator at the Bible Society.