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Trinity Church to host World Day of Prayer

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Women, men and children in more than 170 countries and regions will celebrate World Day of Prayer Friday, March 7.

World Day of Prayer is an ecumenical celebration of informed prayer and prayerful action.

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Join in the prayer service written by the women of Egypt, which calls for people to look for “streams in the desert.” This service is sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, on March 7 at noon.

This year, the women of the WDP Egypt Committee invite everyone into a time of worship with the words of the prophet Isaiah: “I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the desert.” With these words as a backdrop, people are invited to learn about Egypt’s history and rich culture diversity.

An exploration of the Samaritan Women’s conversation with Jesus at the well offers people an opportunity for deep dialogue and reflection about the borders that people, like Jesus and the Samaritan Woman, have to cross to get to the streams of living water.

The Samaritan Woman by the well has a theological conversation with Jesus that ends with action, much like the motto informed prayer led to prayerful action. They were able to cross their religious and cultural differences and build a common ground that then empowered her to bring change to her community.

World Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year on the first Friday in March.

World Day of Prayer was founded on the idea that prayer and action are inseparable in the service of God’s kingdom. Services begin at sunrise in the Pacific and follow the sun across the globe on the day of celebration.

Each year a different country’s committee serves as the writers of the World Day of Prayer worship service.

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