Every year the worship service focuses on a different country and a specific theme. World Day of Prayer National/Regional Committees of that country prepare the order of worship on these themes to be used on the next World Day of Prayer.

On the first Friday of March, then, in services all over the world that country becomes the focus of prayer and understanding. Through preparation and participation in the worship service, women worldwide learn how their sisters of other countries, languages and cultures understand the biblical passages in their context. They learn of the concerns and needs of those women and to empathize and feel in solidarity with them

2031

A sign of faith
Jamaica

2031
2030

2030

As the earth rests, people can eat
Nepal

2029

Compassion brings healing

Italy

2029
2028

2028

Leading the way in grace

Costa Rica

2027

United in Prayer for Justice and Peace

WDPIC

2027
2026

2026

I will give you rest, come

Nigeria

2025

I made you wonderful

Cook Islands

2025
2024

2024

I beg you bear with one another in love

Palestine
Themes

2023

I have heard about your faith

Taiwan
Themes

2023
2022

2022

I know the plans I have for you

England, Wales & Northern Ireland

Themes

2021

Build on a Strong Foundation

Vanuatu

Themes

2021
2020

2020

Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk

Zimbabwe

Themes

2019

Come - Everything Is Ready

Slovenia

Themes

2019
2018

2018

All God's Creation is Very Good!

Suriname

Themes

2017

Am I Being Unfair to You?

Philippines

Themes

2017
2016

2016

Receive children. Receive me.

Cuba

Themes

2015

Jesus said to them: "Do you know what I have done to you?"

The Bahamas

Themes

2015
2014

2014

Streams in the desert

Egypt

 

Themes

2013

I was a stranger and you welcomed Me

France

Themes

2013
2012

2012

Let Justice Prevail

Malaysia

Themes

2011

How Many Loaves Have You?

Chile

Themes

2011
2010

2010

Jesus said to them: "Let Everything That Has Breath Praise God"

Cameroon

Themes

2009

In Christ there are many members but one Body

Papua New Guinea

Themes

2009
2008

2008

God's Wisdom Provides New Understanding

Guyana

Themes

2007

United under God's Tent

Paraguay

Themes

2007
2006

2006

Signs of the Times

South Africa

Themes

2005

Let Our Light Shine

Poland

Themes

2005
2004

2004

In Faith, Women Shape the Future

Panama

Themes

2003

Holy Spirit, Fill us

Lebanon

Themes

2003
2002

2002

Challenged to Reconcile

Romania

Themes

2001

Informed prayer, Prayerful action

Samoa

Themes

2001
2000

2000

Talitha Kumi - Young Woman Stand Up!

Indonesia

Themes

1999

God's Tender Touch

Venezuela

Themes

1999
1998

1998

Who is my Neighbour

Madagascar

Themes

1997

Like a Seed which grows into a Tree

Korea

Themes

1997
1996

1996

God calls us to Respond

Haiti

Themes

1995

The Earth is a House for All People

Ghana

Themes

1995
1994

1994

Go, See & Act

Palestine

Themes

1993

God's people: instruments of Healing

Guatemala

Themes

1993
1992

1992

Living wisely with Creation

German speaking of Switzerland, Austria and Germany

Themes

1991

On the Journey Together

Kenya

Themes

1991
1990

1990

A Better Tomorrow, Justice for All

Czechoslovakia

1989

Lord, teach us to Pray

Burma

1989
1988

1988

Open Doors

Brazil

1987

Come and Rejoice! (Centennial anniversary of WWDP)

WWDP International Committee

1987
1986

1986

Choose Life!

Australia

1985

Peace through Prayer and Action

India

1985
1984

1984

Living water from Christ, our Hope

Sweden

1983

New persons in Christ

Caribbean

1983
1982

1982

The people of God - Gathered for Worship, Scattered for Service

Ireland
Worship Themes Northern Ireland

1981

The Earth is the Lord's

USA

1981
1980

1980

Responsible Freedom

Thailand

1979

Spiritual Growth

East Africa

1979
1978

1978

Community Spirit in Modern Living

Canada

1977

Love in Action

German Democratic Republic

1977
1976

1976

Education through Living

Mexico and South America

1975

Become perfectly One

Egypt

1975
1974

1974

Make us Builders of Peace

Japan

1973

Alert in our time

New Zealand

1973
1972

1972

All Joy be Yours

Europe

1971

A New People for a New Age

Caribbean

1971
1970

1970

Be of good courage!

Jamaica, Egypt, USA, Philippines and Guyana

1969

Growing together in Christ

Sierra Leone, Ghana, South Africa, Congo, Zambia and Kenya

1969
1968

1968

Bear Ye one another's Burdens

Ceylon

1967

Of His Kingdom there shall be no end

Tonga

1967
1966

1966

You are My witnesses

WWDP Committee of Scotland

1965

What doth the Lord Require?

United States of America

1965
1964

1964

Let us Pray

Switzerland

1963

More than Conquerors

Korea

1963
1962

1962

For God so Loved the World

Uruguay

1961

Forward through the Ages: In everything give thanks

United States of America

1961
1960

1960

Labourers together with God 

Committee of the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada

1959

Lord, I believe

Egypt

1959
1958

1958

The Bread of Life

Australia

1957

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ….?

Hungary

1957
1956

1956

One Flock, One Shepherd

Cook Christian Training School for Indian Christian Leaders

1955

Abide in Me

Buenos Aires

1955
1954

1954

That They May Have Life

India

1953

Walk as Children of the Light

Africa

1953
1952

1952

Christ our Hope Migrants

Sharecroppers & Indian Americans

1951

Perfect Love Casteth out Fear

Germany

1951
1950

1950

Faith for our Time

Japan

1949

The Lord is Thy Keeper

China

1949
1948

1948

The Lord's Prayer  – The Prayer Universal

Jessie Bader, Welthy Honsinger Fisher and Helen Smith Shoemaker, USA

1947

Make Level in the Desert a Highway for our God

India

1947
1946

1946

The Things That Make for our Peace 

Central African Republic

1945

The Church Universal

England
Wales
Northern Ireland

1945
1944

1944

Bear Ye One Another’s Burdens

Unknown

1943

That They all May Be One

United States of America

1943
1943

1943

That They all May Be One

United States of America

1942

I Am The Way

French Refugees
German Refugees

1942
1941

1941

Thy Kingdom Come

Shanghai

1940

In Quietness and in Confidence shall be Your Strength 

England

1940
1939

1939

Let Us Put Our Love Into Deeds – and Make it Real

United States of America

1938

The Church – A World Fellowship

New Zealand

1938
1937

1937

Son of the Living God

Africa

1936

On Earth, Peace, Goodwill Toward Men

Chile

1936
1935

1935

Bear Ye One Another’s Burdens 

Holland

1934

Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem

South Africa

1934
1933

1933

Follow Thou Me

Republic of China

1932

Hold Fast in Prayer

India

1932
1931

1931

Walk as Children of the Light

Africa

1930

That Jesus may be Lifted Up

Helen Kim, Korea

1930
1929

1929

That they may All be One

Florence G Tyler, USA

1928

Breaking down Barriers

Mrs M H Lichliter, USA

1928
1927

1927

Pray Ye Therefore

Mary Hough, USA