LOGAN, W.Va. — The World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement of Christians of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year, and who, in many countries, have a continuing relationship in prayer and service.
World Day of Prayer is a movement initiated and carried out by women and men in more than 170 countries and regions. It is symbolized by an annual day of celebration – the first Friday of March – to which all people are welcome. It brings together people of various races, cultures and traditions in closer fellowship, understanding and action throughout the year.
Through World Day of Prayer, there is an affirmation that prayer and action are inseparable and that both have immeasurable influence in the world. The motto of the World Day of Prayer is “Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action”.
This year Friday, March 4, is recognized as “World Day of Prayer” around the world. Each year people come to churches and pray for their communities, friends and family. The doors of Nighbert Memorial United Methodist Church will be open all day on Friday, March 4.
“All people are welcome to come and pray in the sanctuary,” Rev. Thomas Beckette, pastor of Nighbert Memorial UMC, said. “There will be people there to pray with you or you can pray by yourself.”
Members of the Nighbert Church will be praying in the sanctuary Friday from 9 a.m. in the morning until 9 p.m. at night. Prayer warriors will be praying for 12 hours straight for all people in the community of Logan and the world.
“Nighbert Memorial’s mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for Logan and for the World,” Beckette said. “If you can’t make it to the church to pray, we have a website where you can submit your prayer requests and we will be sure to pray for you and your requests.”
Online at http://www.wdp-usa.org/ and www.nighbert.org (Click on “Ministry” and “Prayer Requests”)