Mu­si­cal treat to cel­e­brate Prayer Day

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

LO­CAL church lead­ers are call­ing for mem­bers of the pub­lic to come to­gether to­mor­row and pray for the peo­ple liv­ing in Chile to cel­e­brate the World Day of Prayer.

World Day of Prayer is world­wide move­ment led by Chris­tian women of many tra­di­tions who come to­gether to per­form a com­mon day of prayer ser­vice on the first Fri­day of March ev­ery year.

Unit­ing Church Ladies Guild pres­i­dent Val Christie has or­gan­ised this year’s ser­vice which will fo­cus on the coun­try and women of Chile in South Amer­ica with the ti­tle, ’How many loaves have you’.

Chile is a di­verse coun­try where some women and chil­dren suf­fer from dis­crim­i­na­tion, in­tra-fam­ily vi­o­lence, phys­i­cal or sex­ual vi­o­lence and psy­cho­log­i­cal vi­o­lence.

“This day con­cen­trates on pray­ing for the needs of peo­ple liv­ing in other coun­tries, such as Chile,” she said.

“The ser­vice will open with a song from Chile to wel­come ev­ery­one, fol­lowed by a pre­sen­ta­tion with shar­ing bread, hymns, some bi­ble read­ings, prayers and clos­ing with a morn­ing tea.

“In Fe­bru­ary 2010, Chile had a mas­sive earth­quake which dev­as­tated parts of Chile and a huge tsunami struck coastal com­mu­ni­ties so a part of our ser­vice will fo­cus on pray­ing for these peo­ple.”

Moss­man Pic­ture Fram­ing and Gallery man­ager and lo­cal mu­si­cian Se­gundo Ni­tor was born in Chile and will per­form a song us­ing the tra­di­tional Chile in­stru­ment, “rain in a stick”.

The World Day of Prayer ser­vice will be held at the Moss­man Unit­ing Church on March 4 at 9.30am and the same ser­vice will be held at St. An­drews Anglican Church in Port Dou­glas at 7.30pm.

Reach­ing out: Val Christie, Se­gundo Ni­tor and Meryl Hutchins

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