World Day of Prayer

Our members enthusiastically support the annual World Day of Prayer on the first Friday of March, and Leopold Uniting is one of the local churches that take turns hosting this event.

The Day of Prayer commemorates a 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”.  

On the yearly common World Day of Prayer, people of various races, cultures and traditions around the globe unite to:

  • affirm their belief and faith in Christ;
  • be enriched by the experiences of other Christians, their countries & cultures;
  • pray for and/or with others for the burdens of others;
  • become more aware of their own talents, and to be encouraged to use them in Christian service;
  • develop awareness of the world as a whole, and to understand and appreciate that God loves all people everywhere. 

In Australia, the World Day of Prayer is supported by these organisations: Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Churches of Christ, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Seventh Day Adventist, Salvation Army and Uniting Churches, plus  Australian Christian Churches, Australian Church Women, The Bible Society, OneLife Family and WCTU Drug-Free Lifestyle.

Additional information can be found here:

http://www.worlddayofprayeraustralia.org

and 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Day_of_Prayer