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Fri, Mar 1, 2024

World Day of Prayer

World Day of Prayer is a worldwide holiday dedicated to bridging the divide between different streams of Christianity. It is celebrated every first Friday of March. The celebrations cover more than 170 countries from around the world.


Christianity is in some ways a unique religion because under one name it unites people who worship different faiths. Despite the fact that religion is supposed to unite and call for peace, there have been repeated instances of rejection and humiliation of people who hold other religious views. Such a problem needs to be corrected.

At the end of the 19th century, representatives of the Ecumenical Movement, which was formed on the basis of Protestantism (one of the Christian denominations), began the initiative of uniting all Christians. The idea was continued with the establishment of World Day of Prayer. This holiday was created thanks to enterprising women of different cultures and races, who called on all Christians to unite and say prayers on this day. The first event was held in 1887 and since then the celebration of the day has been firmly entrenched in society.

The ideas of World Day of Prayer were actively promoted during the World Wars, when divisions on religious grounds were the most futile exercise in the current environment. In honor of the holiday, many churches hold services, which are attended by many believers.

Interesting facts

  • World Religion Christianity originated in Palestine around 33 A.D.
  • Today, the total number of Christians is 2.5 billion, one-third of the world’s population.
  • The most common symbols of Christianity are the cross, the dove, and the fish.

How to celebrate

Attend worship services held on World Day of Prayer. Learn more about the different denominations in Christianity. Don’t forget to say a prayer.

Spread the word on social media. Ask users what Christian denomination they belong to.

When is World Day of Prayer celebrated in 2024?

World Day of Prayer is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed every first Friday of March.


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