Worshippers storm the heavens for Zimbabwe
“RISE! Take your mat and walk” was the message given to those who attended the World Day of Prayer service in Biggenden on Friday.
The annual event is held on the first Friday of March, and involves people in more than 150 countries, speaking 88 different languages.
This year’s country of focus was Zimbabwe.
The Biggenden service was held in St Peter’s Catholic Church and was attended by people from a range of denominations.
Leader Bev Geissler said there were about 960 services held for World Day of Prayer in Australia alone.
“World Day of Prayer has a motto, Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action,” she said.
“Let’s be informed, pray and act today and in the days ahead on behalf of Australia and Zimbabwe.”
Those in attendance made an offering to this year’s project, Empowering Mothers of Children with a Disability, which is run in Zimbabwe.
“Women look after children with special needs and disabilities often with little or no support from husbands or relatives who often consider disability to be shameful,” Mrs Geissler said.
The Bible Society of Zimbabwe works with these women and their children by running workshops, Bible studies and presentations.
DAY OF PRAYER: Ruth Clifford, Julia Young, Bev Geissler and Moira Thompson take part in the World Day of Prayer service in Biggenden.