World Day of Prayer is more than just a day; it is a movement that invites people around the world to join in prayer and action for peace and justice.
Organizers are welcome to use a creative event to celebrate WDP. Let the 2021 theme “Build on a Strong Foundation” inspire you.
Be sure to include prayer for the women of Vanuatu, invitations to others to join, use of the WDP service booklet, and an opportunity to donate.
Ideas for Creative WDP Events
Even though we must all follow the COVID-19 regulations, here are some ideas that may be possible in your area.
WDP Paint Session Via Zoom: see the example below.
Food: It may be an option to share packaged food.
Location: Your event can take place outside a traditional church setting and on any day. Just remember to invite others as permitted, pray for the host country and give people an opportunity to donate.
Exercise: Create a spring walking group that finishes their exercise at a modified WDP service.
Road Trip: Take a one-day excursion to a point of interest.
Performance: Invite musicians, dancers, and other local talents to an evening of the performance. Intersperse with WDP service features.
Meetings: Include WDP as part of another regular meeting.
Leaving a plate out for WDP donations at events provides a place for participants to contribute to the WICC grant programs that restore hope to women and children touched by injustice in Canada and around the world.
Children’s Retreats, Day Camp and Vacation Bible Schools: Consider incorporating World Day of Prayer into activities planned for children.
Plan the following:
Length of Painting Session
Cost: a donation to WICC for WDP grants
Delivery Method: Via Zoom
Preparation: (promotion; Zoom link; brushes, prep on canvas, cover for clothes, paints, clean-up, water; light; support for canvas.)
Paint Gallery: Choose a method/location to display the works of art!