Message from the Chair
Informed Prayer – Prayerful Action 365 days a year
‘Why do you take so much trouble? It’s only one day a year!’
I’m always shocked when I hear these words, especially when the questioner is someone who I thought had more sense.
Prayer is a 24 hour 365 (or even 366) day business and we are a prayer movement. OK – the Day of Prayer is a significant date each year but, just as Christian Aid’s activities extend way beyond Christian Aid Week, so the work of World Day of Prayer – our informed prayer and prayerful action – lasts all year round.
Currently, our main focus is on informing ourselves about Zimbabwe and getting everything together for next year’s Day of Prayer. But at the same time our thoughts and prayers are with Slovenia and the projects we are supporting there and on the charities that have received grants from us over the past 12 – 18 months. You can read about some of them on our News and Grants pages and, from now on, we shall be highlighting a different project we have supported every month.
WDP Zimbabwe is active throughout the year, supporting children with special needs and their families and other health and social care projects. If your local WDP Committee is supporting any local charities or initiatives, please tell us about them.
Let’s demonstrate that World Day of Prayer is alive and well – 365 days of the year.
Chairperson, National Committee for England, Wales & Northern Ireland
PS Please don’t forget to promote the Y-Pray? Conference in your area. Book before end of December for Early Bird discount.
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National Committee Meeting Sept 2019
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National Committee Meeting March 2020
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