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Children Theme for World Day of Prayer

Monday February 1

Around three million people in over 170 countries are expected to take part in this year’s World Day of Prayer, on Friday March 4.

The former Women's World Day of Prayer is an international ecumenical prayer movement that invites Christian women, from a different part of the world each year, to prepare a worship service through which their hopes and fears for their country may be brought before the whole world in prayer.

This year’s service has been prepared by women in Cuba and is based round the theme ‘Receive children. Receive me’. Reflecting on Mark 10: 13-16, the service is a reminder that everyone is a child of God and equally worthy of our love and respect.

The order of service has been translated into over 60 languages and 1000 dialects. In the British Isles alone over 6,000 services will be held. The day begins as the sun rises over the island of Samoa and continues until it sets off the coast of American Samoa, some 35 hours later.

Everyone, including men, is welcome at World Day of Prayer events. For background information, downloadable resources and information on services, or to register your own, visit Information on events in Scotland is available from



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