Church of England Diocese of Blackburn Ashton-on-Ribble, St. Michael and All Angels with Preston St. Mark

World Day of Prayer 5th March 2021

10 Feb 2021, noon

World Day of Prayer

5 March 2021

As a child can you remember singing The wise man built his house upon the rock and even doing the actions? The song is painting a picture of Jesus’ words on the wise and foolish builders (Matthew 7:24-27). Hearing and acting on the word of God.

Build on a Strong Foundation is the title of the World Day of Prayer 2021 which would have been hosted at St. Michael and All Angels church on Friday 5<sup>th</sup> March and involved people from St. Christopher’s, Ashton Methodist, Sacred Heart, Emmanuel, and St. Peter and St Pauls Lea.

Unable to hold this World Day of Prayer service due to lockdown restrictions, the Ashton and Lea WDP Committee are inviting interested people to take a Prayer booklet home and share the WDP Service on Friday 5<sup>th</sup> March at 10.30am, or when convenient, with the people from 150 countries who will be coming together in spirit and uniting to pray for relevant issues affecting women and children worldwide.

How Do I obtain a WDP Prayer Booklet? On Saturday 20<sup>th</sup> February between 10.30 -11am, Janice Spaulding and Janice Carney will be at St. Michael’s farmers’ market, Tulketh Road, to hand out a limited number of copies. Phone 01772 731191 if you would like to reserve a copy.

What is World Day of Prayer?

The World Day of Prayer (formerly known as the Woman’s World Day of Prayer) is a global ecumenical movement which brings Christians together to observe a common day of prayer, bridging social, geographic and political barriers in over 150 countries. A different participating country writes the service each year. In 2021 the WDP service has been prepared by the Vanuatu Committee.

Where is Vanuatu? The archipelago of 80 islands called Vanuatu is on the other side of the world, in the South Pacific, 2000 miles east of Australia. A link to a 7-minute video and lots of other information can be found on the World Day of Prayer website: www.wwdp.org.uk

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER DONATIONS:

Donations provide generous grants that support a great many social justice projects here in the UK and around the world. Directions for giving are below. This is the WDP’s only source of income and any gift will be gratefully received.

Donations can be made in the following ways:

1. Online, on the World Day of Prayer website www.wwdp.org.uk

2. By sending a cheque payable to World Day of Prayer to

World Day of Prayer, Commercial Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2RR

3. By BACS transfer to

Sort code: 55-70-13

Account No: 69039569

Account name: WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

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