Today, 6th March is World Prayer Day. The day is a worldwide movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year, and who, in many countries, have a continuing relationship in prayer and service.
This year’s theme is “Women of The Bahamas.”
The day has been celebrated worldwide since 1922 mostly the First Baptist, St. Paul’s Presbyterian, Trinity Anglican, St. James United, Old Windham United, Salvation Army, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Thomasas Brown-Jernigan, second vice president of celebrations for Church Women United Shreveport-Bossier unit, said World Day of Prayer started with a group who wanted to be able to pray together for the same thing.
“It’s a worldwide ecumenical movement led by Christian women who come together to observe the common day of prayer each year on and around the first Friday in March,” she said.
Brown-Jernigan said different countries serve as the writers for the World Day of Prayer worship service.
This year’s host country is the Bahamas. The main biblical text for the 2015 service is based on John 13:1–17.
“We’re studying the Bahamas so they designed the program and it’s a history of the Bahamas and it’s telling about the different plights of the women there, of the people there,” she said. “The model is informed prayer for action and it promotes justice and equality for women, prayer partnership, service and celebration.”
The meeting will consist of prayers for meditation, transgression, praise, confession, intercession and thanksgiving.