Today is World Day of Prayer

Every first Friday in March is the World Day of Prayer—an international ecumenical Christian laywomen’s initiative celebrated annually in over 170 countries.

The movement aims to bring together women of various races, cultures and traditions.Houston’s Inspire Women founder Anita Carman said people need to stop acting like the rescuers and let God be the savior.

“Prayer just puts you in the right relationship and position before you go out to reach the world,” said Carman.

Evangelist and ordained minister Leonila Olivares said people are always fighting their faith.

“And he wants us to lean on him and depend on him. But, we have to ask because if we don’t ask, that when we receive things we don’t realize that it’s from his heart,” said Olivares.

Through World Day of Prayer, women affirm that prayer and action are inseparable and have immeasurable influence in the world.

Carman said prayers reminds us that God is in control.

“It’s learning to program yourself to meditate more on the scripture, then they would have more of that in their heart,” said Carman.

Olivares agreed that people need to meditate more on the scripture.

“I think that we need to dig more into the Word in asking God give me the right scripture, give me the right words so I can speak those words to my body, to myself and to other people as well,” said Olivares.

World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year.

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