For more than a century, women, and a growing number of men and children, have joined together on the first Friday in March—March 6 this year—for a global prayer service sponsored by World Day of Prayer (WDP). In the words of the organization, it is a "time of 'informed prayer and prayerful action'" that is also meant to increase "our understanding of how God is working and needed in the context and concerns of [our] daily lives.
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