especially on 1st Friday in March
Women’s World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement of Christian women who come together to observe a common day of prayer held on the first Friday in March each year, and who, in many countries, have a continuing relationship in prayer and service. Through Women’s World Day of Prayer women are encouraged to become aware of their talents and use them in the service of the wider community.
Prayer of the Faithful
one of the following may be used or adapted according to local needs
- For governments and legislators that they may protect and establish the dignity and equality of women in society.
- For women within the Church may they serve the needs of all.
Opportunities and Challenges
- Women’s World Day of Prayer is usually celebrated ecumenically. This is an opportunity for celebrating the best of what different traditions have to offer.
- The material for the day is usually has a theme and is prepared by a particular country. How might this material be shared by the wider community?
you have given all peoples
one common origin,
and your will is to gather them
as one family in yourself.
Fill the hearts of all women
with the fire of your love
and the desire to ensure
justice for all.
Hear the prayers offered you
by women throughout the world
for an end to all division,
and a human society
built on love and peace.
Roman Missal (adapted)