The Shandong CCC&TSPM conducted the service in Shandong Theological Seminary, Mar. 1, 2019.
The male students of Fujian Theological Seminary gave flowers to female church workers in the service, Mar. 1, 2019.
A woman held a cross high in her hands in the service hosted in Yunnan Theological Seminary, Mar. 1, 2019.(Yunnan Theological Seminary)
Female Christians attended the service carried out in Jinzhou, Hubei, Mar. 1, 2019.
The Hangzhou Sicheng Church celebrated the even, Mar. 1, 2019.
Christians in Urumqi joined in the prayer, Mar. 1, 2019.
The male Christians performed a chorus to extol female Christians in Guangzhou, Guangdong, Mar. 1, 2019.
Sisters sang a song in the World Day of Prayer Service held by the Shanghai CCC&TSPM in Shanghai Gospel Church, Mar. 1, 2019.
Beijing Gangwashi Church celebrated the international initiative, Mar. 1, 2019.
Members of congregations across China gathered last week to celebrate the annual World Day of Prayer (WDP).
The Chinese churches in various provinces and cities included Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Changsha, Kunshan, Guangzhou, and Kunming observed the international event that falls on the first Friday of March. This year the theme was "Come - Everything is Ready" (Luke 14:15-24). The text of the service was written by Slovenia and translated by the China Christian Council (CCC) & the Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM). According to the official website, the origins of Women's World Day of Prayer date back to the 19th century when Christian women in the USA and Canada initiated a variety of cooperative activities in support of women's involvement in mission, at home and abroad.