On March 4, Christians in more than 170 countries and in 2,000 communities across Canada will gather to learn about, pray for, and celebrate Cuba in solidarity with the women of Cuba through the World Day of Prayer.
“Every year, women of different countries promote this day and have women pray for oppressed women in various countries,” says spokesperson Jan Baker.
“This year, the feature country is Cuba and the service transmits their witness and experience of being Cuban and Christian.”
World Day of Prayer has its roots in an ecumenical day of prayer organized by women in Canada and the United States in 1920. It became the international World Day of Prayer in 1922, and is celebrated on the first Friday of March.
“This is the 53rd year the World Prayer Day has been held in 100 Mile House; the Emissaries of Devine Light hosted the first ones.”
World Day of Prayer 2016 will be held at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church, on the corner of Horse Lake and Blackstock roads on March 4 at 7 p.m.
The service includes members of St. Jude’s Catholic Church, 100 Mile House United Church, 100 Mile House Seventh-day Adventist Church, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Cariboo Presbyterian Church and St. Timothy’s Anglican Church.
Everyone is welcome to attend and refreshments will be served after the service.
For more information, call Jan Baker at 250-395-4269.