Numerous Cumbernauld churches to take part in International Day of Prayer for Peace

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 21:20 GMT on Friday, 14th September 2012.


THE CUMBERNAULD Church of Scotland Association have said that they will be taking part in this year’s International Day of Prayer for Peace.

During the annual event, the World Council of Churches calls on churches and congregations around the world to observe an International Day of Prayer for Peace on 21th September.

The day coincides with the International Day of Peace, initiated by the United Nations and participants are especially invited to pray and act together for a just peace in communities, nations and the world.

Prayers from different parts of the world will be shared through online media, including Facebook and Twitter. People who are not active on these social media platforms may share their prayers by email.

Praying for Ceasefire is the theme adopted this year by On Earth Peace, a United States-based agency rooted in the Church of the Brethren. “For some people, praying for ceasefire will mean praying for a break in armed conflict. For others, a ceasefire will mean ending conflict in their community, workplace, church or family,” said Matt Guynn of On Earth Peace.