This Friday, March 3 is a banner day for women around the world as churches and other organizations gather for a World Day of Prayer.
"The focus this year is on the Philippines," related Josh McAuley, the associate pastor at Drumheller Alliance Church on 7th Avenue South east, which is hosting the event. "They're going to be looking at what's happening in that country and they're certainly going to be praying for that country."
The World Day of Prayer was adopted almost a century ago by Canadian women who wanted to spread the Gospel and pray for missionary efforts around the world. Today, it is an international cause operated in this country by the Womens Inter-Church Council of Canada.
"It's about prayer, it's also about awareness of a different country," explained McAuley. "This is a world wide event, not just something happening here in Drumheller. Countries all over the world join in on this day.
Drumheller churches also join together for the World Day of Prayer, with the event shifting to a different church each year.
"We usually plan events and stuff together once a month and the churches get along great," gushed McAuley. "I'm a big fan of that as well."
Friday's World Day of Prayer service gets underway at 1:00 p.m. at Drumheller Aliiance Church, 670-7 Ave. East. It should last an hour or so.