In the month of March, the World Council of Churches is encouraging its fellowship and partners to join the Lott Carey “31 Days of Prayer for Women’s Empowerment,” which is also the 7th Anniversary Global Women’s Prayer Guide.

The guide features 31 days of prayer that support justice and equality for women.

In an introduction to the guide, Carol W. Mohamed, president of Lott Carey Women in Service Everywhere, writes: “Although the Scriptures teach equality, gender equality is not yet a reality. Fervent, intercessory prayer is still required.”

Lott Carey, based in the USA, has a goal of extending Christian witness around the world to create a global Christian missional community.

In a prayer for women in India who are struggling to find a place for themselves outside the home, Esther Mani, principal of the Somerville School-Vasundhara Enclave in Delhi, India, writes: “While their professional roles provide a sense of economic security and independence, societal expectations and conflicts result in stress and guilt about neglecting the home and family.”

Another prayer, written by Rev. Dawn Gikandi, parish minister of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, reads: “We are fearfully and wonderfully made. Teach us to find our purpose in you, our country, and our continent.”

Women’s Empowerment Prayer Guide (pdf)