Every year on the first Sabbath of March, the Women’s International Day of Prayer is set on the church calendar. It is also the most important spiritual celebration for Women’s Ministries in the Taiwan Conference.
Local women’s ministries church coordinators provide an opportunity for women to learn about each other and pray for one another. It is a time to reunite with God and one another and strengthen spiritual bonds. During the Sabbath, women worship together, preach, share testimonies, sing special songs, and participate in dramas to present the Sabbath theme in a powerful way. On Sunday, women provide community service, cleaning up the streets and making friends in the community.
This year, on the Women’s International Day of Prayer, women worshiped and praised the Lord, but they also demonstrated Jesus’ love in serving others, reaching the world around them.
These are women who diligently take care of their families and desire to serve the Lord. They are God-fearing women; they are an example of what it means to love the Lord in the church and in the family. On that day, they prayed for their families with tears. God sees their loyalty, just as the Bible declares: “A woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates” (Proverbs 31:30–31, NKJV).
Although the essential purpose of the day is prayer, the time also provides women with the opportunity to strengthen their ties with other Christian women as they pray and serve together.
The original version of this story was posted on the Northern Asia-Pacific Division website.