World Day of Prayer service in Forfar

To mark World Day of Prayer, an international, ecumenical, prayer movement, a special service will be held in Forfar tomorrow (Friday).

Every year Christians of many traditions and all ages, celebrate a common day of prayer on the first Friday in March and specially-organised World Day of Prayer services are held all around the world.

Tomorrow an estimated three million people in more than 170 countries will gather to observe the day of prayer, using an order of service written by Christian women from in Cuba on the theme of ‘Receive Children, Receive Me’.

It reflects St Mark’s gospel where the children were brought to Jesus and although the disciples discouraged it, Jesus encouraged them to come. The service, which has been translated into more than 1000 languages and dialects is a reminder that we are equal in God’s eyes and worthy of respect. In Scotland alone more than 600 services will be held and the day will begin when the sun rises over the Pacific island of Vanuatu and continue until it sets in Alaska.

The service will take place in St Fergus Church, Glenogil Terrace at 7pm and everyone is invited to this community event.