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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.

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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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