Christians across the globe will be gathering Friday, March 3 for the World Day of Prayer (WDP).

The event is a global ecumenical movement led by Christian women who encourage prayer and action for peace and justice. The movement has been active for nearly 100 years.

The theme of the worship service is “I Have Heard About Your Faith”, based on the Bible scripture from Ephesians 1:15-19.

Each year, a different country writes the service materials. This year's program written by the World Day of Prayer Committee of Taiwan.

Vivian Wilson is the co-ordinator for the Moose Jaw event, which is taking place at Minto United Church (1036 7th Ave NW) on Friday starting at 2 pm.

"Other women from different churches will be speaking," she explained. "Somebody will read the scripture and then there's a meditation. We have five women from Taiwan, and we have different churches reading their history. I will give a little history on Taiwan."

Wilson says the World Day of Prayer service has been taking place in Moose Jaw for many years, moving to a different church each year.

She notes that everyone is welcome to attend, adding Minto United Church is equipped with an elevator.

A collection will take place during the service.

Coffee and cookies will be served at the conclusion of the event.