Special church services to mark Women’s World Day of Prayer

THE 2012 Women’s World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 2, is being marked in Newtownabbey with special services at Glengormley Methodist and Ballyhenry Presbyterian.

The services will take place at 10.30am in Glengormley Methodist Church on the Ballyclare Road and in the evening at 8pm at Ballyhenry Presbyterian on Ballyhenry Road. The children of Ballyhenry Primary School Choir will sing at the morning service while Ms Muriel Cromie, Deaconess at Belfast City Hospital and Northern Ireland Cancer Care will speak at the evening service at Ballyhenry.

The theme of this year’s Women’s World Day of Prayer is ‘Let Justice Prevail’ and on March 2, over 3 million people worldwide will be praying and worshipping using a form of service prepared by Christian women in Malaysia.

Although Malaysia’s multi-ethnicity has added to the rich heritage of its land and people, it has also given rise to many problems. In the order of service those issues of concern are named and women from Malaysia voice their hope for justice for all in the future.

Although organised and led by women, March 2 is a day of prayer that is open for everybody, demonstrating solidarity with our sisters and brothers in other countries and all - men, women and young people - are welcome to attend the services marking Women’s World Day of Prayer in the borough.