Men, women and children in more than 170 countries and regions will celebrate World Day of Prayer (WDP), Friday, March 2. 

For this year’s service, the women of the WDP Committee of Suriname ask to consider the words “All God’s Creation is very good!” as the day’s backdrop.

The public is invited to learn about Suriname’s history and rich cultural diversity as the women of Suriname share stories of intergenerational wisdom, traditions and experiences of God’s profound love and acceptance.

The service will be held on March 2 from 1-3 p.m. at St Philip Catholic Church, at 113 Second Ave. in Franklin. Enter by the doors facing Main Street. 

The service is about an hour and refreshments will be served afterward.  All are welcome to come and pray!

The annual offering supports the work of World Day of Prayer USA and helps meet the needs of families in Suriname and around the world who are adversely affected by the abuse of God’s good creation.

World Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer on the first Friday in March each year.

WDP was founded upon the idea that prayer and action are inseparable in the service of God’s kingdom. Services begin at sunrise in the Pacific and follow the sun across the globe on the day of celebration.  Each year a different country’s committee serves as the writers of the WDP worship service and each year, the public is called to action in response to the concerns raised by the writers’ country.

For more information, contact Meredith Frantz of Church Women of Franklin at 615-974-0457.  You can also visit the World Day of Prayer USA website at www.wdp-usa.org or call 212-870-2466.

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