On March 1, 2019—People Worldwide Will Again Unite in Prayer
Recognizing that prayer and action go hand-in-hand, women know joint prayer can be effective. Planning for World Day of Prayer, 2019, at both the national and global levels are in full swing. The next WDP is March 1, 2019. This very special day is celebrated on the first Friday in March each year. This is a worldwide movement of Christian women that began in the U.S. and Canada in the 19th century, and became worldwide in 1927. The continuing motto for this very special day is “Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action”. This day is no longer celebrated only by women; many men and children participate, too. Each year, on this day, Christians of many cultures, traditions, and races, in over 170 countries around the world unite in prayer.
“There are countless ways throughout the day where we can take a moment and pay attention to God. Momentary aspirations, a quick thought sent heavenward, a look of love.
Prayer is, at root, simply paying attention to God.” ~ Msgr. Charles Pope
“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” ~Martin Luther
“Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.” ~ Mother Teresa
“I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.” ~Abraham Lincoln
“To get nations back on their feet, we must first get down on our knees.” ~Billy Graham
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” ~ 1 John 5:14
“Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.” ~ Max Lucado