World Day of Prayer

World Day of Prayer is an international, inter-church organisation which enables
us to hear the thoughts of women from all parts of the world: their hopes,
concerns and prayers. The preparation for the day is vast. An international
committee is based in New York and there are national committees in each
participating country. Regional conferences meet to consider the service and
then local groups make their plans.
The Day of Prayer is celebrated in over 120 countries. It begins in Samoa and prayer in native languages travels throughout the world — through Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas before finishing in American Samoa some 38 hours later.
For further information and resources, together with details of services in your area, see the WDP website: -> World Day of Prayer


This year the Word Day of Prayer service is being held on Friday March 3 2023 at 2pm in the Methodist Church, Poynton (please note the corrected start time).

Our sisters in Taiwan are sending us blessings with the service they have prepared for World Day of Prayer 2023. Taiwan is an island rich in natural resources and culturally diverse. The women of Taiwan share the issues faced geographically, politically and socially and also their hopes for the future. Let us join with them as we give thanks for the beautiful island and people of Taiwan and encourage one another in our faith just as Apostle Paul did in his letters.


Women of Zimbabwe prepared this year’s service and they encourage us all to reflect on the difficulties and unrest that have plagued their country over many years.

Women, men and children of all ages are called to ‘Rise, take your mat and walk’ to join this day of prayer.



The service is being held with the title “All God’s Creation is Very Good!”

Starting in Samoa as the sun rises, and ending as the sun sets off the coast of American Samoa, the service will have been translated into more than 95 languages and 1000 dialects as we are reminded that we have responsibilities in caring for this wonderful world we live in. With its vast rainforest and wealth of resources, Suriname asks us to pray for conservation and the protection of wildlife, through an awareness of pollution, misuse and abuse, as well as for the situation in Suriname and concerns for the future.