World Day of Prayer
The GFS World Day of Prayer is held every year on the 29th September (the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels) and is the occasion when all Branches worldwide may be linked together in prayer.
The World Day of Prayer automatically circulates around the countries in alphabetical order, in consultation with the current World President. Therefore, a special Order of Service, for use by branches and dioceses, is produced by a different country each year; copies of the Order of Service may be obtained from the Central Office. If the special leaflet for this service is not used, (e.g. the day is observed at a church service on the nearest Sunday as sometimes is more suitable in parishes) then the Rector should be consulted and asked to coordinate hymns, lessons, readings, prayers and sermon to the theme of the year, allied to the special worldwide significance of the day.
It is generally accepted that Junior Members or Members read the lessons and take up the collection on that day. The collection at all branch World Day of Prayer services should be donated to the GFS World Project.