Prayer service focuses on Zimbabwe
Christian women in South Australia joined with women in 150 countries around the world in celebrating World Day of Prayer 2020 on March 6.
This year’s theme country was Zimbabwe and the host church for the city service – one of about 100 around the State – was St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Grote St.
The service featured testimonials from Zimbabwean women Elizabeth and Privilege, prayers of praise, singing led by St Mary’s College choir and a reflection by Mrs Geraldine Hawkes.
Elizabeth told the gathering that since 2017 Zimbabwe had been going through changes in government. “People, ecumenical organisations and churches are actively raising awareness for a peaceful transition,” she said.
“We continue praying and educating ourselves to be peace builders, and standing for reconciliation in our land.”
World Day of Prayer is a world-wide movement led by Christian women of many traditions who call the faithful together to observe a common day of prayer based on a different country each year.
Highlights of the city service were the student choir’s rendition of Jesu I Dwala, a Zimbabwe hymn written by Mrs Evans V Mtombeni, and a traditional performance by women from the local Zimbabwe community.
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