What is the Women's World Day Of Prayer?

3. February 2020By Scotty Williams2 Minutes

Where it all started

In 1887 Mary Ellen Fairchild James called for a day of prayer for home missions among women in the American Methodist Church. In response, Methodist women committed to a week of prayer that focused on self-denial for the sake of foreign missions. Since then, Fairchild James call has become the ecumenical Women’s World Day of Prayer (WWDP), where every year women around the world stand in solidarity with one another through prayer and works of service for the benefit of all.

Mary Ellen Fairchild James

WWDP 2020: Zimbabwe

This year All Souls will be taking part in the WWDP for the first time, and as we stand in solidarity with our sisters around the world we will give a special focus to the nation of Zimbabwe and share a wonderful meal of dishes from across Africa. The 2020 WWDP theme is, “Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk”, and you can learn more about it by clicking on the image.