World Day of Prayer

On March 1, millions of people around the globe—from tiny rural communities in developing countries to major cities in industrialized nations—will join together for the 109th annual World Day of Prayer.

Each year, the service for the event is written by Christian women from one of the 170 participating countries. The 1996 service, on the theme "God Calls Us to Respond," is the result of six years' work by the Haitian World Day of Prayer Committee. In this worship service, Haitians ask everyone to remember God's call to Biblical prophets of the Old Testament as well as to the disciples and to Paul in the New—and for each of us to respond to God's call by taking care of God's creation and one another.

Whether there is a World Day of Prayer service being held in your community or not, this can be a time for thoughtful reflection on how everyone can respond to God's call.

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February 26, 1996

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