Musical treat to celebrate Prayer Day
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