The World Day of Prayer is an international ecumenical Christian laywomen’s initiative. It is run under the motto “Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action,” and is celebrated annually in over 170 countries on the first Friday in March. The movement aims to bring together women of various races, cultures and traditions in a yearly common Day of Prayer, as well as in closer fellowship, understanding and action throughout the year.
The World Day of Prayer 2017 host country will be the Philippines and the theme, prepared by the women, is “Am I Being Unfair to You?” The scripture reading for the service is Matthew 20:1-16. The Bible study texts are Matthew 20:1-16 and Numbers 27:1-11.