The Duncan Banner

March 7, 2014

Church Women United organization to celebrate World Day of Prayer

Derrick Miller
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — Christian women from various denominations will celebrate their beliefs by coming together this morning to pray.

The local Church Women United organization is set to meet at 9:30 a.m. today in the First Christian Church for fellowship and a program. Today is the 2014 World Day of Prayer, which brings women from all denominations together. The local effort is headed by Church Women United.

World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement for Christian women. The program takes place in more than 170 countries and regions, and is always set for the first Friday in March. The program is intended to bring Christian women closer together as they come to better understand each others religious beliefs and traditions.

This year’s motto for the World Day of Prayer is “Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action.” This year’s program materials were prepared by the WDP Committee of Egypt.

The program will feature two leaders. The first leader will provide the welcome to the program. The introduction includes information about Egypt’s role in the Bible.

A snippet of the introduction includes, “Egypt is the scene of many Bible stories, including one of Pharaoh’s daughter, who dared to contradict her father’s command by rescuing the infant Moses from drowning. As an infant, when Jesus was threatened by Herod’s infanticide, Egypt was a safe place of refuge for him and his family.”

Church Women United represents a variety of faiths, including Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox and other Christian women. The organization, recognized as a non-governmental organization by the United Nations, is biblically based and has been organized in more than 1,200 local and state units in the United States and Puerto Rico.