Exiles Forum

Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland


Local women join together at Trinity Methodist

to take part in annual worldwide Day of Prayer

LOCAL women will join over three million women worldwide in prayer and worship during an annual Day of Prayer on Friday March 7.

The 2008 Service will be held locally in Trinity Methodist Church, Knockmore Road, Lisburn at 8pm, and those taking part will be using an order of service prepared by Christian women from Guyana.

Emma Wilcock of Women's World Day of Prayer in England, Wales and Northern Ireland., said: "This is always an exciting day. The extent of unity in prayer is shown by the fact that meetings will begin at sunrise in Tonga and finish only with sunset in neighbouring Western Samoa, after there have been meetings in over 170 countries. "In the British Isles, there will be well over 6000
prayer services in different places. They bring together women, men and young people from every background and a very wide range of Christian traditions."

Many women of Guyana still bear the marks of those who experienced and fought against slavery and the system of indentured labour, with the imperialism and discrimination which that involved.

In recent years women in Guyana. have been Prime Minister, President, Chief Justice and Director General of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, as well as holding many other senior positions at home and in international organisations. However, domestic violence and human trafficking remain problems in the country. The Women's World Day of Prayer meetings contribute to strengthening the
dignity of women.