World Day of Prayer 2020 to be held March 6 at Poy Sippi United Methodist

Women, men, and children in more than 170 countries and regions will celebrate World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 6.

This year, the women of the WDP Committee of Zimbabwe call on people to worship considering the words, “Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk.” With these words as backdrop, people are invited to learn about Zimbabwe’s history and rich cultural diversity.

The WDP 2020 program is based on Jesus’ encounter with a person who, although positioned for healing, had not acted upon the opportunities given (John 5:2—9a). Jesus asked, “Do you want to be made well? Rise! Take your mat and walk.” Sisters from Zimbabwe are taking Jesus’ encounter to be a call to act in love for peace and reconciliation. The action verbs in Jesus’ command suggest that we should not be afraid to act on the word of God. God is offering people the steps for personal and social transformation.

This years’ service will be held on Friday, March 6 at 1 p.m. at the Poy Sippi United Methodist Church, located at W2256 Liberty Street.

Invite your friends, family, and communities of faith to join the women of Zimbabwe in prayer and song to support ecumenical efforts toward justice, peace, and healing. The annual offering supports the word of World Day of Prayer USA and helps meet the needs of families in Zimbabwe and around the world who are victims of many forms of poverty, violence, and injustice.