Women’s World Day of Prayer Continues Call for Unity, Healing

January 25, 2021
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A session of the Women’s World Day of Prayer, “Life! Standing Together Unified in Hope,” was held virtually via Zoom on Friday, February 12, beginning at 10:15 a.m. CST. Individuals from Texas and around the world participated.

The Women’s World Day of Prayer featured a presentation on unity and hope by Patty Lane, recently retired director of Intercultural Ministries for Texas Baptists. Elise Edwards, assistant professor of Religion at Baylor University, read and reflected on Ephesians 4:2-6. Rebecca Poe Hays, assistant professor of Christian Scriptures at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, will led a brief Bible study and devotional. The Day of Prayer also included worship music and prayers presented by women from around the globe.

A video of the event can be found at baylor.edu/truett/life.

The Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer began as Europe emerged from World War II. Women from opposing sides realized they needed to tear down walls erected by the divisiveness of war. The pain of atrocities led to feelings of anger, and these women understood only God could dismantle barriers and bring reconciliation. As they stood together in prayer, they wrapped their arms around each other, and the walls came tumbling down. Since that initial meeting, World Day of Prayer sessions have been held annually in a variety of locations across the globe.

This session of the Baptist Women's World Day of Prayer is proudly presented by the Waco Regional Baptist Association WMU/Women’s Ministries in coordination with George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society at Baylor University.

Additional event information can be found at baylor.edu/truett/life.