International Women's Day: Do you know what I have done to you?

Submitted by SCM on Friday, March 6, 2015 - 10:00

Today (Friday 6 March) we join hands with our sisters in Christ around the world for the Women’s World Day of prayer. Celebrated since 1926, it’s a day to celebrate women and their contribution to the life of the Church, with over 5,000 churches taking part in the UK alone. This years theme is ‘Do you know what I have done to you?’ John 13:1-17.

Join us in celebrating by saying the official prayer for this year:

Today (Friday 6 March) we join hands with our sisters in Christ around the world for the Women’s World Day of prayer. Celebrated since 1926, it’s a day to celebrate women and their contribution to the life of the Church, with over 5,000 churches taking part in the UK alone. This years theme is ‘Do you know what I have done to you?’ John 13:1-17.

Join us in celebrating by saying the official prayer for this year:

Do you know what I have done to you?
What have you done to me?
I can’t comprehend.
What have you done to me
made me your friend?
You gave me a family
who loved and encouraged
you met me, walked with me
showing the way.
And while giving me freedom to wander and roam
you guided me, rescued me ,
brought me back home.
You knew what was in me
and to my surprise
you used me to influence some other lives.
What have you done to me?
Made me aware, that
all of my weakness is strength in your care.
You cleanse and forgive me
you fill me with hope
you challenge my piety,
laugh at my pride
but offer me comfort none else can provide.
You’ve shown me God’s splendour
in nature and science,
you amaze me with friendships
support and reliance.
You fill me with laughter
you reduce me to tears
you accept all my questions
and say have no fear.
You give my life purpose,
you give my life worth
and yet you accepted
so humble a birth.
My teacher, my master,
my saviour, my friend
all you have done
I don’t yet comprehend.

Margie Savage

If you’d like to know more about the Women’s World Day of Prayer, why not check out the official website?