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米国のWDP国際委員会〔World Day of Prayer InternationalCommittee〕から

rogo1To National/Regional Committees
Dear WDP sisters and friends

Dear WDP sisters,

Every year we look forward to hearing the good news from Easter morning:
Christ has risen, he has really risen, Hallelujah!

After the weeks of Lent and following the passion of Jesus, from his acclaimed marching in Jerusalem to the last supper with his friends, the betrayal and handing-over to his crucifixion, we are longing to hear the good news.

In this Easter season I’d like to send you my heartfelt greetings. Watching and listening to the news all around the world, there are so many concerns that require our prayer. In so many places, people are living in fear and under injustice. Terror, war, and hunger are forcing people to leave their homes and go on a dangerous journey. With Christian love I pray for the people in Syria, in Egypt, in Iraq and Iran, in Palestine and Israel, in Yemen and Lebanon, in the Ukraine and in Russia, in Nigeria and in India, in Afghanistan and Pakistan, in Bangladesh, Venezuela and Brazil, Chile and Mexico, in South and North Korea, in Lybia and Sudan, in the Philippines and Suriname... I pray for all who are suffering.

Jesus knows the suffering of the people in need and in fear. He went through the darkest valley of life to sympathize with those who are at the margins.

“Am I being unfair to you?” He set us an example to follow his footsteps, to live with and for our sisters and brothers in our time between Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Christ has risen, he has really risen, Hallelujah!

May this wonderful news, first spread by women, fill the hearts of the suffering and fill our hearts with hope, comfort, and joy!

I wish you and your families a happy Easter season, may the Easter blessing encourage you and strengthen your faith.

With love,
Corinna Harbig










世界祈祷日国際委員会 議長

訳 女性委員会 前島惠、北村恵子
迎えるに辺り、米国のWDP国際委員会〔World Day of Prayer International
Committee〕から メッセージが送られて来ましたので、掲載いたします。

rogo1To National/Regional Committees
Dear WDP sisters and friends

“Am I Being Unfair to You?”
Prepared by the WDP of the Philippines for the celebration in 2017

Mabuhay! Come to the circle and tell your story!

Jesus told stories to teach about the Kingdom of God. We tell stories to make ourselves aware of God’s presence today in the world. The worship service tells the stories of Filipino women seeking for justice. This week, on our common day of prayer, from our own context we will tell the same story, reflect on the same question, and be assured of God’s generosity for all.

World Day of Prayer motto - ‘Informed prayer and prayerful action’ – is at its climax. You have dedicated time to learn about the Philippines, to connect with Filipino people in your own country, to listen to their claims and to ecumenically lift up their concerns and joys to God.

Since we started preparations for this celebration, important changes have happened to the country’s political and social context. To mention just two for its overall impact, let’s highlight the termination of the Peace Talks between the Government of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the war on drugs. The Peace Talks had the promise to reach agreements about human rights and humanitarian law, ceasefire, social and economic reforms that would alter the context of poverty, violence, and unemployment. The War on Drugs has claimed more than 7,000 lives since last July, and also the arrest of opposition voices to the government’s policy.

As our WDP sisters in the Philippines are telling us -- ‘we need the world’s prayers now’. Once again, the WDP program is timely and we trust that the Holy Spirit will carry on our prayers to fill the hearts of the afflicted. With them, we will be sent off affirming that the God of Justice calls us to plant the seeds of hope, to become fruits of liberation and love. As one voice we will offer our hands to plant, nurture, and harvest those seeds.

We want to thank all who are celebrating the World Day of Prayer. May we be sent forth with the fruits of our communal harvest by God’s sole generosity!

Corinna Harbig, WDPIC Chairperson
Rosângela Oliveira, WDPIC Executive Director

2017年世界祈祷日メッセージ (作成国、フィリピン)


イエスは神の国について物語で話されました。 私たちは神の存在を知るために物語を語り合います。 この礼拝では正義を求める女性たちが物語を語ります。 3月第1週の世界祈祷日では、私たち一人ひとりのおかれた状況から、同じ物語を語り、その同じ質問を思い返し、すべての人々に対する神の寛大さを確信します。

世界祈祷日のモットーである「情報に基づく祈りと祈りを伴う行動」は今、クライマックスを迎えています。皆さんはフィリピンについて学び、 フィリピンの人々を皆さんの国と関連づけ、またフィリピンの人々の主張に耳を傾け、神に対する人々の関心と喜びを、教派を超えて捧げるために時間を使われました。



コリーナ・ハービッグ  世界祈祷日国際委員会 議長
ロザンジェラ・オリヴェイラ  世界祈祷日国際委員会 主事

訳 女性委員会 前島惠、北村恵子
WDP国際委員会〔World Day of Prayer International Committee〕から

rogo1New York December 15, 2016
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER International Committee

Dear WDP sisters and friends,

“Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See your king comes to you, righteous and victorious.” (Zechariah 9:9)
Dear World Day of Prayer sisters and friends,

The prophecy of Zechariah has been fulfilled in the coming of Jesus Christ. During the advent season we are reminded of Zechariah’s words, and we prepare our hearts for the return of the king as a little baby in a crib. We believe and hope that this prophecy will take place in our life for a better, just, and peaceful world.

On March 4th 2016, our WDP Cuba sisters invited us to celebrate Jesus’ words as “Receive children – Receive me.” The deepest sense of Christianity - to follow on the footsteps of Jesus - means to live in solidarity with those who are the most vulnerable in our societies.

Right from the beginning of his life -- born in a stable, homeless, forced to flee with his parents to Egypt, Jesus was with the vulnerable as he himself became vulnerable. Through his own vulnerability, Jesus was able to have compassion for all the lost and marginalized. Thereby teaching us about the humanity God has created us for.

As we look forward to our 2017 program, prepared by WDP Philippines, we are invited to celebrate and meditate on Jesus’ words through the theme - “Am I being unfair to you?” We will learn about justice and love in the image of God.

I am very grateful for this WDP movement that gives us, especially women and girls, an ecumenical space to listen to each other, to learn from and to pray with one another so that we can move together to informed prayer and prayerful action.
At the end of this year I’d like to express our heartfelt thanks to our staff, WDP Committees, ecumenical partners and church women’s organizations who have shared the year with us.

We also extend our special thanks to all of you who work as volunteers at the grassroots level promoting WDP in your countries. We treasure your commitment, your faithfulness, and your hope for the future growth of WDP. As we say in our network ‘our movement is global because it is local everywhere.’

May God fill our hearts with love and compassion! I wish you and your families a Merry Christmas!

With love,
Corinna Harbig

 娘シオンよ、大いに踊れ。娘エルサレムよ、歓呼の声をあげよ。見よ、あなたの王が来る。彼は神に従い、勝利を与えられた者。(ゼカリヤ 9:9) 








Corinna Harbig (コリーナ・ハービッグ、 WDP実行委員長)

訳 : 女性委員会 前島惠

WDP国際委員会〔World Day of Prayer International Committee〕を

 Cuban Celebration Video
迎えるに辺り、米国のWDP国際委員会〔World Day of Prayer International
Committee〕から メッセージが送られて来ましたので、掲載いたします。

rogo1New York March 1st, 2016
To: National/Regional WDP Committees

Dear WDP sisters and friends,

As we are all busy with the last preparations of our upcoming “day of the year”, we would like to send you, and your national and local teams, our heartfelt thanks for your commitment!
United by the worship service, written by Christian women in Cuba for March 4th 2016, we will pray in one voice with our hearts filled with hope and love. We will share our prayers with the Cuban women and its people and reach out to the children of the world.
“Receive children. Receive me”. May Jesus’ words touch and encourage us to encounter the most vulnerable in our neighborhood, our country, our world!
We wish you blessed and enriching services full of the Spirit and peace!

Corinna Harbig

Rosângela Oliveira
Executive Director




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