A WDP service will take place at Holy Trinity Boar Lane at 6pm on Friday 1st March, prepared by the women of Palestine, refreshments served beforehand. All welcome.
The World Day of Prayer (WDP) believes that "Prayer is rooted in listening to God and to each other" (Guiding Principle #2). The listening that we seek is active and demanding. It requires a stillness that can allow another to speak, as we hear and feel another’s pains and joys. Our listening is both personal and in community. Our conviction is that WDP opens a window to the voices of women in a different part of the world each year—sometimes near, sometimes far away. We always join our prayer with theirs.
We are committed to honoring the prayers offered by women who develop our liturgy each year for a common day of prayer on the first Friday of March. The women who write are selected at an International Meeting held every 5 years, which includes voting delegates from every country in our movement. At the 2017 International Meeting in Brazil, WDP Palestine was selected to write the 2024 program, followed by WDP Cook Islands in 2025 and WDP Nigeria in 2026. The liturgy is developed through a rigorous writing process that starts 4 years before the day when the world will gather to pray that liturgy. This liturgy is developed with our Executive Committee, a group of women elected to represent each region of our movement.
On March 1, 2024, our global ecumenical movement will pray a liturgy developed by our sisters from WDP Palestine. World Day of Prayer has a strong and vibrant history in the Middle East, especially in the Palestinian areas. Women from various denominations in Palestine have faithfully prayed together every year for decades. Several women from WDP Palestine have been elected by the Middle East region to serve as Regional Representatives for our WDPIC Executive Committee. We are grateful for the dedication of our Palestinian sisters over the years to strengthen connections between Christians around the world.
11:00am St Edmund's CoE Church, Lidgett Park Road, Roundhay, Leeds LS8 1JN
11:00am St Martin's CoE Church, 2A St Martin's View, Potternewton, Leeds, LS7 3LB
3:15pm Oakwood Church, Methodist & CoE Church, Springwood Road, Oakwood, Leeds LS8 1QA
6pm Immaculate Heart of Mary RC Church, 294 Harrogate Road, Moortown, Leeds LS8 6LE