Archbishop Cushley has contributed to a series of reflections from religious leaders in Scotland leading up to the annual World Day of Prayer (WDP) on 5th March.

Today (Wednesday 24 Feb) he gave a Thought for the Day on the WDP Scotland website and its social media.

The World Day of Prayer is an ecumenical prayer movement from Christian women across the world. Every year Christians of many traditions and all ages, celebrate a common day of prayer on the first Friday in March.

Its website states: "God invites us to have a prayer relationship with Himself, but He also expects us to have concerned relationships with our neighbours, throughout the world.

"Prayer must be accompanied by action, as God moves our hearts and directs our thoughts. Many thanks to all the organisors who organised, participated or attended services written by the Christian Women of the writing coiuntry."

Thought for the Day - preparing for World Day of Prayer 2021

Tues 23rd - Led by The Right Rev. Dr. Marting Fair, of the General Assembly of Church of Scotland.

Wed 24th - Led by The Most Reverend Leo Cushley, Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, The Roman Catholic Church.

Thurs 25th - Led by The Most Reverend Bishop Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness, The Scottish Episcopal Church.

Fri 26th - Led by Ms. Margaret Roy, Religious Society of Friends.

Sat 27th - Led by Rev. John Fulton, Moderator of the General assembly of The United Free Church of Scotland.

Sun 28th - Led by Lieut. Colonel Carol Bailey, Secretary for Scotland, Salvation Army.

Mon 1st March - Led by Rev. Mark Slaney, District Chair, Methodist Church Scotland.

Tues 2nd - Led by Rev. Canon John Whittle, Moderator of The United Reformed Church< National Synod of Scotland.

Wed 3rd - Led by Rev. Martin Hodson, General Director of the Baptist Union of Scotland.

Thurs 5th - Led by Rev. Rosangela Oliveira, International Director of WDP and Rev. Laurence Gangloff, International Chairwoman of WDP.

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