World Day of Prayer

Join people all over the world on Friday, March 2nd for the 2018 worship service and celebration written by the Suriname World Day of Prayer Committee and adapted for use in Canada by The Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada.

In Barriere, the service will be at the Pentecostal Christian Life Assembly at 11:00 am.
In Clearwater, the service is being hosted by Living Streams Christian Fellowship at the New Life Assembly Church at 1:30 pm.  Refreshments will be served following the service.

All God’s Creation Is Very Good!

Surinamese artist Alice Pomstra-Elmont depicts hands symbolically receiving the divine gift of Creation. She says, “Let us keep it as beautiful as we received it.”

As in the beginning, God created from chaos. But everything that was created found its place in creation. All were related to each other – the earth with the light, the waters with the sky, the tree seeds with the living creatures, and the humankind with God. None could exist without the other, and the source of all was God.

There was goodness in that integrated system of relationships. But essential to that was the commitment to care. And we know that we are failing!

Women from Suriname lift up their voices to remind us that we are caretakers of God’s creation! They are bringing to our attention the urgent need for caring at a time when more than 180 countries have signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. A commitment to keep the earth cooler depends on public policies implemented by governments, but also on our personal lifestyle.

As one of our Guiding Principles affirms “prayer is rooted in listening to God and to one another.” Through the worship service, we listen to the multicultural and multi-ethnic people of Suriname. They take us to their communities and through their concerns. History is before our eyes! The flora and fauna are remarkable! The everyday life is weaved into the prayers.
How good is God’s creation? That is the question to meditate and respond to with a personal commitment to care for creation. But it can also be an opportunity for the WDP motto “Informed prayer and prayerful action” to be affirmed in the community. What is it that we, as the WDP movement, can do to keep God’s creation good?

~ from the World Day of Prayer International Committee’s Website


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