MWC joins ecumenical week of prayer one year into COVID-19 pandemic

With a year soon past since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the spread of COVID-19 a global pandemic, Mennonite World Conference joins the World Evangelical Alliance, Salvation Army, Lutheran World Federation, World Vision and World Council of Churches (WCC) in a week of prayer from 22-27 March. 

The week will invite a time of prayer and reflection on both the lament and the hope expressed and experienced across the world during what has been a year of unprecedented suffering, but also one when churches have worked together in ever new ways to adapt, respond and accompany communities through mental, physical, economical, spiritual, and environmental crises.  

“This is an opportunity to come together with Christians from around the world as an expression of being together in Christ,” says MWC general secretary César García.

“During the week, we will gather to offer intercessions especially for the most vulnerable and for those who are on the frontline caring for them often under harsh circumstances; and recommit ourselves to active compassion across what separates us, in obedience to the one who had compassion for the crowds and ministered for their healing,” says Rev. Prof. Dr. Ioan Sauca, WCC acting general secretary.

The week of prayer is convened with ecumenical partners (MWC, WCC, World Vision International and others), and will share prayers and spiritual resources produced in response to the pandemic.

Download resources here:

Week of prayer on COVID-19 pandemic

 

Week of prayer fact sheet

 

MWC stories on COVID-19

Watch an English panel discussion to explore the “signs of the times” with an eye for social justice, following a year of suffering and disruption for many around the world.

15 March 2021 14:00 UTC

Updated 20 March 2021

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