World Day of Prayer
Friday 3rd March 2017
Picture and text taken from World Day or Prayer website http://www.wdpscotland.org.uk
Rowena “Apol” Laxamana-Sta.Rosa is 32 years old, a full time mother and housewife, and a freelance illustrator. The title of her art piece is A Glimpse of the Philippine Situation. God gave the Philippines abundant resources, both human and material. God is the great provider and provision is for all of creation. This is God’s display of economic justice in contrast to the economy where the strong and powerful take God’s resources for themselves and their families. The kingdom of God provides for all, even for those who do not acknowledge it. The church continues to remind people that all are welcome in the kingdom, as the open long table with food symbolises access to God’s provisions. Jesus said ‘I have come that they might have life and have it more abundantly.’ (John 10:10)
WDP Scottish Committee – Scottish Charity No: SC 020446
World Day of Prayer is an international, ecumenical, prayer movement initiated and carried out by Christian women in more than 180 countries and over 1000 languages. Every year Christians of many traditions and all ages, celebrate a common day of prayer on the first Friday in March.
World Day of Prayer services are held all around the world, beginning in Tonga and New Zealand in the east and continuing throughout the day to Samoa and Alaska in the west. We bring the needs of the world, and of the writing country in particular, before Almighty God knowing that He will hear and answer us, as we pray in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour.
God invites us to have a prayer relationship with Himself, but He also expects us to have concerned relationships with our neighbours, throughout the world. Prayer must be accompanied by action, as God moves our hearts and directs our thoughts.
Friday, 3rd March 2017
The service comes from The Philippines and the theme is:
“Am I being unfair to you?”