World Day of Prayer is observed in town

World Day of Prayer is celebrated in Peterhead
World Day of Prayer is celebrated in Peterhead

The annual World Day of Prayer Service was recently held in Peterhead Congregational Church.

Ladies from 14 different churches in the town took part in the service - the theme of which this year was ‘Streams in the Desert’ and had been written by Christian women in Egypt.

The major part of the service reflected on the Woman of Samaria meeting Jesus at the Well.

Rev James McMillan was the speaker and a lovely tea was provided afterwards.

The collection uplifted will be shared between WDP, The Bible Society, Feed the Minds and a Christian organisation assisting people affected by human trafficking.

On that one day, services start off with the rising of the sun over the island of Samoa and sweep across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas, coming to rest in American Samoa some 36 hours later.

By then, WDP services will have been celebrated in over 170 countries and in more than 1,000 languages.

Men, women and people of all ages will have attended.

In Peterhead also, shortened versions of the service took place in hospitals and old folks homes earlier in the day.