Newhaven Church hosting ‘World Day of Prayer’ on Friday 1st March 2013

World Day of Prayer logoNewhaven Church will be hosting the ‘World Day of Prayer’ on Friday 1st March 2013.  The service comes from France and the theme is ‘I was a stranger and you welcomed me.’  We will be holding an all age service at 2.30pm, with refreshments served after the service.  All are welcome so please come along.

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.

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