World Day of Prayer
2021: 'Build on a Strong Foundation'
Previously the Women's World Day of Prayer, this is a global event where every country around the world takes part in the same service on the same day. Each year the service is written by women of a different country; this year it was the women of Vanuatu and the theme was: "Building on a Strong Foundation".
Through the worship service we heard the voices of the Vanuatu women, whom invited us to focus on the Bible story in Matthew 7:24-27. Jesus told a story about the kingdom of heaven using the image of a house and the land on which the house wa built. Choosing the land on which to build the house is an important decision for people in Vanuatu. The combination of considering the terrain and the climate is crucial in a tropical archipelago located in the South Pacific Ocean prone to earthquakes, cyclones, volcanic eruptions and rising sea levels.
In Wokingham, churches take turns to host the World Day of Prayer Service and this year it was the turn of Wokingham Baptist Church. All Wokingham churches take part and are represented by readers. The service was held on Zoom on Friday 5th March 2021.
The World Day of Prayer relies on donations to make grants to projects throughout the world. We would normally take up a collection, but as we could not do so this year, please donate directly to the World Day of Prayer via their website: https://www.wwdp.org.uk/product/make-a-donation.