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YWCA -YMCA Week of Prayer and World Fellowship

For over a century the YWCA and YMCA movements have issued a joint call to pray in the month of November as an important reminder of the spiritual vision that drives their efforts to create a better world for all people.

The week presents an opportunity for the YWCA and YMCA movements to pray and act together on a shared issue with members around the world. A booklet is produced to resource the week each year and includes a suggested order of worship and a 12-month bible reading plan.

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Week of Prayer - Let there be Hope 2015

The YWCA/YMCA Week of Prayer is a tradition dating back to 1904. Each year in the month of November, the YWCA and YMCA movements issue a joint call for prayer.

YWCA/YMCA Week of Prayer and World Fellowship 2013

The work of the YWCA and YMCA movements is rooted in Christianity and we are driven by our Christian beliefs in everything that we do. One of our oldest joint traditions is to celebrate the YWCA/YMCA Week of Prayer, a tradition that goes back to 1904. Every year during the month of November, the YWCA and YMCA movements issue a joint call for prayer as an important reminder of the spiritual vision that drives their efforts to create a better world for all people. This year's YWCA/YMCA Week of Prayer will be held from November 10-16, under the theme: "Be the Change”.

YWCA/YMCA Week of Prayer and World Fellowship 2014

Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

The YWCA and YMCA’s main focus is on the holistic development of youth and women since their creation. In the month of November, for over a century, the YWCA and YMCA movements have collaborated to issue a joint call to pray as an important reminder of the spiritual vision that drives their efforts to create a better world for all people. In 2014, the World YWCA/YMCA Week of Prayer and World Fellowship takes place from November 9 - 15 under the theme “Bold and Transformative Leadership.” 

Week of Prayer and World Fellowship 2011 has begun

Building upon the prayers that have been spoken for over 100 years staff, members, friends and well-wishers of the World YWCA and World Alliance of YMCAs gathered at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva on November 14, 2011. Together they worshiped and opened the Week of Prayer and World Fellowship.

Week of Prayer and World Fellowship begins 2010

Building upon the prayers that have been spoken for over 100 years staff, members, friends and well-wishers of the World YWCA and World Alliance of YMCAs gathered at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva on November 15, 2010. Together they worshiped and opened the Week of Prayer and World Fellowship.

YWCA -YMCA Week of Prayer and World Fellowship 2010

For many decades in the month of November, the YWCA and YMCA movements issue a joint call for prayer. This year’s Week of Prayer will take place from November 14 to 20 and will focus around the theme “Women Creating a Safe World.”