1st March 2024 – Palestine

I beg you, bear with one another in love

The World Day of Prayer is a world-wide movement led by Christian women of many traditions, who call the faithful together to observe a common day of prayer each year. World Day of Prayer has its origins in the 19th Century. For more information on the history of the World Day of Prayer, visit :  www.wwdp.org.uk

More than 120 countries participate in an annual day of prayer which brings together people of various races, cultures and traditions, whilst sharing the same desire to worship God and share His Word. Through the World Day of Prayer, Christians around the world:

  • Affirm their faith in Jesus
  • Share their hopes, fears, joys, sorrows, opportunities and needs

Through World Day of Prayer, we are encouraged to:

  • be enriched by the faith of Christians of other cultures
  • Take up the burdens of other people and pray for them
  • Become aware of the whole world and no longer live in isolation

World Day of Prayer Services

…have a special annual theme. Through preparation and participation in this, we come to know how people of other countries, languages and cultures understand the biblical passages in their context. We can hear their concerns and needs and can feel ourselves in solidarity with them.

Local World Day of Prayer Service: Friday 1st March 24 at 2pm

… this is being hosted this year by St John the Baptist CE Church, Burscough Bridge

St John The Evangelist RC Church, Burscough hosted the service last year and Burscough Methodist Church will host the service next year. All members of local churches are invited to attend each service.   More information on the service can be found here: World Day of Prayer Service (01-Mar-2024) · ChurchSuite Events

Every 4/5 years, an International Committee gather in different areas of the world to select themes and which countries will write the services. The Christian women of Palestine wrote the service that will be used throughout the world in 2024. The service was planned and written long before the present conflict broke out but their theme of ‘I beg you….bear with one another in love’ is doubly poignant in light of recent events. The service offers us all an opportunity to unite in a global, ecumenical movement of informed prayer and prayerful action on behalf of our Christian brothers and sisters in this part of the world.

Just after the World Day of Prayer Service on the 1st March we will be showing a short presentation on Palestine. 

There will also be the opportunity to pray for the situation in Palestine at our Prayer Connect Sessions on

Click on the dates for details of time & location.

For more information, or to get involved with the service, speak to Diane Edwards or contact the Church Office.