On March 2nd 2018, women around the world launched the program written by World Day of Prayer Committee in Suriname with worship services and educational activities. The theme is “All God’s Creation is Very Good!” It invites us to reflect on how we treat the Earth, the animals, and how we relate to each other as human beings. It highlights the importance of each and every aspect of God’s creation and our responsibility to be the caretakers of creation as God intended us to be.
Below are just a few of the stories, more will happen over the year. The worldwide experience of the program will be published in the 2018 Journal.
In Suriname, many gathered for the service to pray, sing, and share in unity with the world.
In Zimbabwe, the offerings of food were brought to the altar for sharing and caring for one another.
In India, a photo of the Royal Bengal Tiger, which is now considered an endangered species due to excessive poaching in the region, was incorporated into the service.
Caribbean & North America
The island of St. Lucia gathered the community to learn about Suriname during the worship service.
In Greece, the children had an interactive program with prayers, stories, songs, and arts and crafts.
The women and young women of Venezuela gathered together to listen intently to the word of God.
In Lebanon, the call of caring for creation was expressed in giving away and planting trees.
In Australia, the reading of the Bible was accompanied by a creative display of creation.