Women gather for special day of prayer

CANDICE BRADFIELD

WELCOMING COLOURS: This year’s Women’s
World Day of Prayer took place at the Full Gospel
Church in Port Alfred,
led by representatives from various local churches. From left are Jenny Moodie,
Sugnet Möller, Brenda Young, Janet Thatcher, Val Simpson, Michele Keeton,
Daphne Foord and Jeanne Munro Picture: CANDICE BRADFIELD

THE Full Gospel
Church in Port Alfred
hosted an inspiring service for the Women’s World Day of Prayer on Friday.

The theme was “I was a stranger and you
welcomed me” which highlighted the plight of immigrants and war refugees.

Brenda Young led the service and was
assisted by representatives from the Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist, Dutch
Reformed, Assemblies or God, Word of Truth, Catholic and Anglican churches.

All over the world, the same theme is
observed on the first Friday of March. Young said three million women world
wide take part in the event.

This year the order of worship was prepared
by the World Day of Prayer Committee in France.

Each woman received a length of brightly
coloured ribbon on arrival which they later tied together to symbolise how
everyone is connected.

The most significant reading was from
Matthew chapter 25 verses 31 to 40, read by Young. In it Jesus explains that
whatever you do to for those in need of help you do for him. This was accompanied by a Bible study of this
passage.

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