Elizabeth Burroughs tells us about this year's Women's World
Day of Prayer
'All God's creation is very good!'
THAT'S THE TITLE of the Women's World Day of Prayer service for
2018, prepared by the Christian women of Suriname. The exclamation
mark is significant, I think.
This service is one of the more challenging ones we have had
presented to us. And, as happens so often with WWDP services, it is
also very topical. Caring for God's very good creation is hugely
important and highly relevant to people of all ages and
The World Day of Prayer is not a 'one day wonder': informed
prayer (preparing the service properly beforehand) and prayerful
action (doing something with our prayers afterwards) are integral
parts of the movement. We have been talking to some Christian
eco-charities and have put together some suggestions for actions
that we can take as our response to this challenging service. You
will find them on the 'Creative Ideas' page of our website w: www.wwdp.org.uk/resources.
Women's World Day of Prayer is on Friday 2 March 2018. There
will be about 5,000 events to choose from all over the UK. Details
can be found locally or at w: www.wwdp.org.uk/find-register-service t:
01892 541411 (England, Wales and Northern Ireland); or w: www.wdpscotland.org.uk t: 01764
Elizabeth Burroughs is chair of the Women's World Day of
Prayer National Committee for England, Wales and Northern