World Day of Prayer 2022

England, Wales and Northern Island will be the countries in focus for World Day of Prayer (WDP) on Friday, March 18. Local services will be held at the Mary MacKillop Centre, Beerwah and Maleny Baptist Church at 9.30am.

Believing that prayer and action link people together around the globe, organisers of the 2022 WDP service said that the countries were steeped in history, with writers reflecting on the theme of “I know the plans I have for you”. saying the countries were 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.” WDP writers stated.

Attendees are invited to unite for one global theme of prayer celebrated in more than 170 countries, while also meeting others and gaining insight into the culture of a different country. Following the service guests are invited to enjoy a fellowship morning tea and refreshments. COVID-safe requirements will be in place at all locations. Pre-bookings will be essential for those wishing to attend at St Mary’s Anglican Church, Montville by contacting Carole Phillips on 5445 7839 or To find out more about World Day of Prayer, visit

Explanation of the service booklet cover art (main image)
Medium: Textile – Embroidery, Appliqué and Metalwork
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.
Overall: the rainbow represents the overreaching love of God.”