Today is the International World Day of Prayer and there are plenty of services across Winnipeg for you to join.

Churches across the city and province are celebrating World Day of Prayer, including Transcona Memorial United Church (TMUC). At 1:00 p.m., people gathered to learn about Christian's throughout the world and to pray for them. This year's World Day of Prayer was written by the women of the Philippines.

"World Day of Prayer has been happening since the early 1900's," Carol Fletcher, one of the team ministers at TMUC said. "It's an opportunity for Christian people of different denominations to come together . . . to celebrate the faith that we have and hear the stories of different parts of the world."

Fletcher says days like this are important to gather as a faith community. "We live in a hurting world, and we live in a world where we know only glimpses of the hurts of others," Fletcher said. "By coming together . . . we join our hearts and our voices together, particularly focused on a need in this world that maybe we didn't know about before."

Fletcher said this is a great opportunity for mission and ministry in the church for raising awareness for social gospel and justice.

There are plenty of services happening across the city and the province. You can be a part of World Day of Prayer at:

  • Douglas Mennonite Church @ 7:00 p.m.
  • St. Thomas Anglican Church @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Heritage Park Salvation Army @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Charleswood Mennonite @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Notre Dame Roman Catholic in Selkirk, MB @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Beausejour Community Church in Beausejour, MB @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Warren-Meadow Lea United Church in Warren, MB @ 7:00 p.m.
  • St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Broadway Disciples United Church @ March 4, 1:00 p.m.