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The2014 World DayofPrayer servicewillbegin atthefirstsunrise onMarch 7,2014, inthe Pacificregion and, followingtheEarth’s orbit, will spread allaroundtheworld.
Thisyear,thewomen oftheWDPCommitteeof Egyptinviteusinto atimeofworshipwiththewords oftheprophet Isaiah: “Iammaking awayinthewilderness and streams inthe desert.”With thesewords asbackdrop,weareinvited tolearn about Egypt’shistory and richculturaldiversity. Ayoung Egyptian woman shares herexperiencesinTahrirSquare—whereshehasfound hope
AnexplorationoftheSamaritanwoman’sconversationwithJesusat thewellechoesthecooperationbetween young people ofdifferent faiths during theArab Spring, and promptsustoaskwhere we might haveanunexpected,inspiring conversation.Thismoment offersusanimmense opportunityfordeepdialogue and reflection aboutthebordersthat we,likeJesusand theSamaritanwoman, havetocrosstogettostreams oflivingwater.
ThewomanbythewellhasatheologicalconversationwithJesus thatendswithaction. Our motto—“informedprayer leadsto prayerfulaction”—followsthat example.Jesusand thewomanwere abletotranscendtheir religious and culturaldifferences and build a commongroundthat then empoweredthewomantobring change tohercommunity.TheWDPUSAcommunityisinvited tofollow throughinareas ofconcern liftedupbythisyear’sservice,including theavailabilityofcleanwater,supportforgirls’education worldwide,intergenerationaland interfaithdialogue,and theArab Spring. Throughtheoriginal song“SheWho Trusts inMe,” participantsinWDPareinvited toimagine themselves assprings of God’slivingwater.