Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer 2009
Report from Suffolk, England
Our Meeting, held in Nansen Road, Baptist Church, Ipswich, was attended by 36 la-dies from 7 churches.
We found the theme "Seeing God‘s Creation with new eyes"
and material very helpful and planned the service with several women
taking part. With an elderly congregation it was not going to be
possible to have them all move round five dis-play tables, but at the
county Rally in October those who hoped to attend the Day of Prayer
service were asked to bring a small contribution to make a display
illustrating the theme of creation as a visual aid. There was
said, - "Don‘t bring a lot – it‘s not a harvest festival!"
So it was encouraging to see one lady come in with an apple and another
with a tangerine. The display table worked really well; we had a lovely
plant, several flowers plus Chinese lanterns, some fruit and vegetables
and water. There was also an arrangement of autumn leaves.
At the end of the gathering we remembered God‘s promise, "As
long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer
and winter, day and night will never cease."(Genesis 8:22). We
also remembered the assurance of some of His other promises in the
Bible and through the Cross. So we added both the Bible and the Cross
to the display table.
The service was much appreciated – our Suffolk secretary thought it was the - best ever.