World Day of Prayer 2017

World Day of Prayer is held each year on the first Friday in March. The day was the idea of Church Women United, an ecumenical Christian group of women who work for justice and peace. Each year, a women's group from a different part of the world writes a prayer service for the day.

For World Day of Prayer 2017 (which is celebrated today), women from the Philippines prepare the prayer service, with the theme, "Am I being Unfair to You?" As with other prayer services, planning actually begins three years in advance.

 Jesus, knowing all that would happen to him, came forward and said to them,“Whom do you seek?” They answered him, “Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus said to them, “I am he.” Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them. When Jesus said to them, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground.