INFORMED PRAYER & PRAYERFUL ACTION
“ALL GOD’S CREATION IS VERY GOOD”
Dear Fellow-pilgrims of Justice and Peace,
Greetings of Peace from Women Concerns Ministry of National Council of Churches in India.
It is our pleasure to share with you the Resource Material of World Day of Prayer 2018. The theme of 2018 WDP is “All God’s Creation is Very Good!” .
This year WDP Resource Material is prepared by Suriname WDP Committee, shared by World Day of Prayer International Committee (WDPIC) and contexualized in India by Women Concerns Ministry, NCCI.
The WDP is a global ecumenical movement led by Christian Women who join in prayer for peace and justice. It is run under the motto “Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action.” The movement aims to bring together women of various races, cultures and traditions in a yearly common Day of Prayer as well as in closer fellowship, understanding and action throughout the year. Every year it is commemorated on the first Friday in March and a particular country is chosen as country of focus . The WDP Committee prepares the resource material on particular theme.
The 2018 Resource material reflects how Women from Suriname lift up their voices to remind us that we are caretakers of God’s creation! How good is God’s creation? That is the question to meditate upon and respond to with a personal commitment to care for creation . They are bringing to our attention the urgent need for caring at a time when more than 180 countries have signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change: A commitment to take care and heal wounded mother Earth.
Through the worship service, we listen to the multicultural and multi-ethnic people of Suriname. They take us to their communities and through their concerns. History is before our eyes! The flora and fauna is remarkable! Everyday life is weaved into prayers. Through WDP a movement for “informed prayer and prayerful action” we encourage women’s fellowships in India and churches to care of creation throughout the year .
We encourage you to involve children and youth during the worship as they are our future stewards and care takers of mother Earth. Not only will they carry the legacy of WDP Movement but sow seeds of justice and peace in the world.
We request you to send 3-4 good resolution photographs and brief report immediately and latest by 31st March 2018 so that we can publish it and share it in the NCCI Website WORLD DAY OF PRAYER ASIA FACEBOOK PAGE and send Women Concerns ministry report to WDPIC. The soft copy reports and photographs can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to email@example.com
We have already sent the Resource Material to National Women’s Fellowships of member churches of NCCI. Please share these resource materials with local dioceses, women’s fellowships, church leaders, ecumenical partners, theological colleges and Christian institutions.
Looking forward to all your solidarity in practicing and promoting WDP (Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action) movement.
Shanti! Shalom! Salam!
Rev. Moumita Biswas
Women’s Concerns Ministry NCCI.
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