Historic global prayer reflects powerful hope and courage, even amid world’s suffering


A global prayer service, hosted by the World Council of Churches (WCC) on 26 March, brought forth voices of hope and courage in a world still gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The service was part of a Week of Prayer in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic, offered by the WCC after its member churches and regional partners voiced their need to express feelings of sadness, hope and unity brought on by one year of COVID-19.

Gathering online for prayers, music and reflections, people from across the globe shared prayers of lament, as well as prayers for suffering and hurting communities, leaders, healing, protection, and hope.

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