By Leslie Stirling
On Friday, March 2, the women of Malaysia invite you to join with them in the World Day of Prayer celebration praying under the theme: “Let Justice Prevail.” From the very beginning the women who prepared this worship service cultivate an inner orientation to their context with their opening greeting “Selamat Datang”, which means peace and welcome.
There is an accompanying gestue of placing our palms together with a slight bow as a sign of respect. This greeting is a daily reminder that harmony as a people is rooted in peace and welcome. To be able to live together in harmony is a blessing from God for which the people of Malaysia give thanks.
Along with the theme “Let Justice Prevail” the women of Malaysia name fair and just governance as the basis for peace and harmony in the social order.
Please join us, and invite your friends and family to attend the World Day of Prayer service and learn more about Malaysia and its unique culture and heritage. Join Christians in more than 170 countries around the world and 2,000 communities across Canada who will gather on the World Day of Prayer to pray and act in solidarity with the people of Malayasia.
A local World Day of Prayer service will be held at the Church of St Paul, 4464 Barriere Town Road beginning at 10:30 a.m., with a lunch following the service.
For more information on the WDP service contact Leslie Stirling at 250-672-5706.