World Day of Prayer

Growing in faith as part of a faith community is integral to life with Presbyterian Women and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). In addition to Presbyterian worship and participation in PW, many Presbyterian Women groups and individuals nurture their faith ecumenically through World Day of Prayer.

World Day of Prayer is a global, ecumenical movement of Christian women who pray and act for peace and justice. On the first Friday of March every year, Presbyterian Women join their prayers and voices with women in more than 170 countries and regions.

Each year, a different country that participates in World Day of Prayer serves as host country, writing the worship materials and compiling resources about their region’s culture, history and faith traditions to educate women in other parts of the world. As women unite in prayer—asking God to relieve suffering, bring healing, mend brokenness, overcome barriers and bring peace, justice and well-being—they give to an offering that funds grants for the host country. Through World Day of Prayer, women affirm that prayer and action are inseparable and have immeasurable influence in the world.

In addition to loving prayers and calls for action from individual Presbyterian Women, PW’s national staff works with World Day of Prayer USA to create and publish resources for use in the United States.

Get resources and information for a World Day of Prayer celebration.


To ask a question or to learn more about World Day of Prayer, contact Susan Jackson Dowd.

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