World Day of Prayer

The College Prays For Suriname

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…” Genesis 1:1

World Day of Prayer is an annual event held by schools, churches and community groups all around the world. Since 1887, on or near the first Friday in March every year, millions of Christians have gathered worldwide to pray for the issues of family violence, child abuse, human trafficking and other forms of injustice. On Friday 2nd March, Middle School celebrated this day beginning with a staff service recognising and praying for the country of Suriname. The Republic of Suriname lies in the northeastern part of South America. It is named after the Surinen tribe, one of the indigenous peoples of the land. The 2018 theme was “All God’s creation is very good!’ with the bible text being derived from Genesis 1:1-31. What God creates is always good. In the first 5 days, all that was needed was made ready until humankind was created. We are created in God’s image. We are worthy just because God loves us, but the Creator holds us accountable for how we care for the environment and all the beings on the earth. Each of the Homerooms shared a devotion together looking at Gods creation and the ways we need to protect it for our future. The students were encouraged to write a prayer down for the country of Suriname or for ways they can look after Gods creation. These are being displayed in the Chapel. “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him?” Psalm 8:3


Naomi Gibbons


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