March 13, 2015 – March 6 was a day for women and men of all cultures to come together and celebrate their faith during the annual World Day of Prayer. Carroll Lutheran Village hosted the Carroll County event in Krug Chapel, as it does every year, although this year snow and ice postponed the event for one week until March 13.
World Day of Prayer is a global movement of Christian women in more than 170 countries and regions who come together one day a year in prayer to affirm their faith in Jesus Christ and to share with each other. Each year the service is prepared by women from a different country.
The service was written by the women of the World Day of Prayer Committee of The Bahamas, who call us to consider Jesus’ words to the disciples after washing their feet: “Do you understand what I have done for you?” The women of The Bahamas describe what Jesus does when he washes the disciples’ feet as “radical love.” Radical love comes from humility, compassion and commitment. God’s radical love is not static or self-centered; it reaches out and draws others in.
Women from 11 area churches as well as Carroll Lutheran Village had a role in the service. World Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year on the first Friday in March. Each year a different country’s committee writes the World Day of Prayer worship service.
For more information about World Day of Prayer in the United States visit www.wdp-usa.org.