March 2, 2019, "Walking with Jesus"
We are delighted to be able to bring to you the 2019 International Women's Day of Prayer program packet. This year's packet titled, "Walking with Jesus," was written by Cordell Liebrandt, a pastor in the Cape Conference of South Africa.
The program packet may be opened in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat, depending on which application is available to you. The packet also contains two coordinating activities, a Sabbath School program, "Lord, Teach Us to Pray," and a Sabbath afternoon workshop, "Can We Trust God When He Says, "Follow Me"? written by Karen J. Pearson, a pastor in Idaho Conference United States of America.
The auxiliary seminar for 2019, "Discover the Love of Your Life," by Heather-Dawn Small, shows how to begin Bible Journaling and includes a participant handout with the PowerPoint slides. Another resource is "Communion with God," an Adobe Acrobat PDF booklet produced by the General Conference Ministerial Association.
"Walking with Jesus" resource packet
"Can We Trust God When He Says, "Follow Me"?
"Communion with God" booklet
Since 1990, the Department of Women's Ministries at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists has promoted a special day when women have the opportunity to strengthen their spiritual bonds as they pray for and with each other. The International Women's Day of Prayer is the first Sabbath of each March.
In past years this special day has been celebrated in a variety of ways: prayer breakfasts, fasting and prayer, consecration services, women preaching the sermons for church services and other special programs. A resource manual, with ideas and a planning guide for making this a life-changing day for women and men in the church, can be obtained from the conference Women's Ministries director.
The International Woman's Day of Prayer provides an opportunity for women to learn about each other and prayer for one another. It is a time to reunite with God and one another to strengthen spiritual bonds. Prayers for women everywhere create a spiritual network of empathy and understanding between Adventist women. Thousands of women (and men) gather to pray on this day. Although the essential purpose of the day is for prayer, the day can also provide women with an opportunity to strengthen their ties with other Christian women as they pray together.
Where possible some may want to expand the day of prayer to include a weekend prayer conference where participants can come to gain a deeper understanding of the need for prayer, its significance, blessings, and meaning in their lives. Weekend prayer conferences can address topics of interest such as: the prayer of scripture, how to pray scriptural promises, how fasting can enhance our prayer life, God's will and prayer, intercessory prayer, answered and unanswered prayer, closet prayers, and how to help our children develop a prayer life of their own.