Nine Prince George churches participated in the World Day of Prayer service this year:
Grace Anglican, Immaculate Conception Catholic, Our Saviour’s Lutheran, Sacred Heart Catholic Cathedral, St. Giles Presbyterian, St. Mary’s Catholic, St. Michael and All Angels Anglican, The Salvation Army and Trinity United. St. Michael’s and All Angels was the host Church.
“Like herding cats,” was whispered more than once at our first gathering in January. But, with only two full rehearsals, a ferment of inspired work by individuals “behind the scenes”, and a compelling from the heart performance by the participants “on stage”, we managed our presentation of which we were all proud. Of course, the women of Suriname gave us a superb text to work an ecological rallying cry that moved both us and our appreciative audience to make strong commitments to do better by our beleaguered Earth
Most of us stayed for refreshments in the church hall, gathering round colourful tables that sported small hand-crafted flagpoles boldly flying the Suriname flag. The service was cheerfully praised, and many of us began weightier conversations that went home with us for talking for into the night. If ever we needed humankind to unite in prayer for the earth, its’s now, isn’t it? The women of Suriname rose to the occasion, writing their truth in powerful words. In the prayers they gave us, we recognised how much we have in common with people all across the world. May God give us the strength and courage needed to speak our truth to power, and save the miraculous earth we inherited, so that our children’s children for a thousand years will still be saying,