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World Day of Prayer 2023

We are again participating in the World Day of Prayer. The local service will be held at Northcote Baptist Church, Eban Ave in Northcote on Friday 3 March at 10.30 a.m. Morning tea will follow the service. All welcome.

The service has been prepared by women in Taiwan and its theme is ‘I have heard about your faith’ (Ephesians 1: 15-17).

About the 2023 artwork (from the World Day of Prayer website):

‘The artist, Hui-Wen HSAIO, used several motifs that highlight Taiwan’s best-known features to express how the Christian faith brings peace and a new vision to Taiwan. 

The women in the painting are sitting by a stream, praying silently and looking up into the dark. Despite the uncertainty of the path ahead, they know that the salvation of Christ has come.

The Mikado pheasant and the Black-faced Spoonbill, two endangered species, are both of unique significance to the Taiwanese people. Their distinctiveness symbolize characteristics of the Taiwanese people confidence and perseverance in times of difficulty.

The green grass and Phalaenopsis (Butterfly) orchids stand out against the dark background. They are the pride of Taiwan, which has a worldwide reputation as the “Kingdom of Orchids.” Green grass represents the Taiwanese as simple, confident, strong and under God’s care.’

World Day of Prayer 2023 artwork
Artwork by Hui-Wen HSAIO