Welcome to the World Day of Prayer 2023

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“I Have Heard About Your Faith”

The theme is God’s promise in the letter to the Ephesians, which is an invitation to active listening, which is the ground of our prayers. Following the example of the letter (Ephesians 1:15-19), where the author praises the church for their faith in Jesus and love toward all the saints, the worship service contextualizes the witness of the saints with the stories from Taiwan.

For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for all the saints, do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers; that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the boundless greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might

Ephesians 1:15-19 New American Standard Bible

Featured Authors

Program was written by the ​World Day of Prayer Committee of Taiwan for WDP 2023.

In 2017, the WDPIC accepted Taiwan’s proposal to write the worship service materials for 2023. This certainly opened up an opportunity for the two WDP committees in Taiwan to collaborate. Thus in 2020, the two committees formed four writing working groups, and the process of working in conjunction has brought the WDP movement in Taiwan an opportunity of mutual exchange and dialogue to seek a state of unity in faith and love between the two committees. While diverse opinions remain among the different denominations in terms of politics and social issues, the Christian faith has led us to go beyond the chasm of ethnicity, historical wounds, and disagreements in real life, so that we may work together for the gospel in which we so believe. 


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

Featured Art


Artist: Hui-Wen HSAIO

Hui-Wen HSAIO was born in Tainan, Taiwan, in 1993. In 2017, she received her bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication Design at Kun Shan University in Tainan. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Intermedia Art Therapy (Intermediate Kunstterapie) at MSH Medical School in Hamburg, Germany.

“I cherish my God-given talents and serve God with my artwork. I humbly hope people will know God through my art.”


Featured Song

“Give Praise to the Lord”


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