THE World Day of Prayer this year is on Friday, March 2. At this time Christian people throughout the world will be joining in a service with the title ‘Let Justice Prevail’ which has been written by Christian women of Malaysia.
Each year, the first service of the day is held on the island of Tuvalu in the Pacific Ocean, close to the international dateline and continues for a period of 36 hours until that same date concludes in Alaska just to the other side of the dateline.
In Scotland, many Churches and other Christian groups will be hosting the service - here in Linlithgow we have two services: the first at 2.30pm at St Michael’s Hospital and second at St Michael’s RC Church at 7.30pm - both of these are open to anyone who is interested in attending.
Apart from some small adaptations to suit local circumstances, the service held in a country kirk in Scotland will be just the same as the one held earlier on Tuvalu.
Migration of people from throughout Asia has made Malaysia a land of many ethnic groups who intermingle and intergrate into local communities. It is also home to many temporary refugees fleeing wartorn or troubled countries. Accordingly, the theme of the service this year is , appropriately, ‘ Let Justice Prevail’.
Linlithgow Churches Forum