Welcome to the World Day of Prayer 2022
Wales, Northern Ireland and England
‘I know the plans I have for you.’
The theme is God’s promise to his people in exile in Babylon, found in the book of Jeremiah 29:11.
`For I know the plans I have for you’, declares the LORD
`Plans to prosper you and not harm you,
Plans to give you hope and a future.’
Program written by the World Day of Prayer Committee of England, Wales & Northern Ireland for WDP 2022.
Jeremiah 29:1-14 In the midst of all the uncertainties we are living under due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the WDP 2022 theme emerges like a balm of confidence. It is an invitation to place our trust in God in times of suffering.
The program is based on the letter that the prophet Jeremiah wrote to the exiles in Babylonia. The exiles were in a context of suffering, uncertainty, and opposing views on how to respond to the moment. Today, we come together to hear the stories of women who feel excluded, listen to the fear of a child refugee and learn to see the context of a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, and multi-faith society in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (EWNI).
WDP2020 Program written by the World Day of Prayer Committee of EWNI
‘We are steeped in history. Through exploitation, piracy, trade and colonisation, we industrialised early, and saw developments in science, maths, medicine and industry. We are increasingly more aware of the role of the empire in the slave trade and the effects of technological advances on climate change.’EWNI World Day of Prayer service writers
Artist: Angie Fox
Angie is an Embroiderer and
Vestment Designer from Derby, England.
She writes, ‘Following the theme given, I have used several images to depict the key words as follows:
Freedom: an open door to a pathway across an endless open vista.
Justice: broken chains
God’s Peace and Forgiveness: the dove of peace and a peace lily breaking through the pavement.
Over all: the rainbow represents the overreaching love of God.’
For surely I know the plans I have for you.
The LORD said:
Surely I know the plans I have for you.
Plans for your welfare, plans not to harm you.
And to give you hope again. For surely I know the plans I have for you.
Words and Music by Lucy Hole for 2022 WDP EWNI program
© WDPIC. Used with permission
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