World day of prayer coming to Rimbey

Area residents will have an opportunity to learn more about Egypt and participate in a local World Day of Prayer Service

Area residents will have an opportunity to learn more about Egypt and participate in a local World Day of Prayer Service at the Rimbey United Church.

The services will be held March 7 at the church beginning at 7 p.m.

This year, the women of Egypt are inviting others to join with them in the celebration with the theme Streams in the desert.

Through the voices of Egyptian women, whether they are from urban or rural parts of the country and regardless of their age, the World Day of Prayer committee of Egypt reveals the country on a human scale.

More than 170 countries around the world and 2,000 communities across Canada will gather on the World Day of Prayer to pray and act in solidarity with the people of Egypt.

The celebration is coordinated by the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada.

The World Day of prayer has its roots in an ecumenical day of prayer organized by women in Canada and the United States in 1920. This event became the International World Day of Prayer in 1922 and Christians around the world began celebrating it on the first Friday of March.