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World Day of Prayer celebrated in Murray

Published: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 9:22 a.m. CDT

MURRAY — Murray United Methodist women held their annual World Day of Prayer service March 7, at the home of Tharon Flaherty where they remembered the women of Egypt in service and prayer to support ecumenical efforts toward justice, peace, healing and wholeness.

The theme of the meeting was from the words of Isaiah, “I am making a way in the wilderness and streams of the desert.”

Flaherty and Beverly Carson refreshed memories and the women were taught Egypt’s history and rich cultural diversity, including the story of the Samaritan woman at the well and how she brought change to her community.

A discussion was held on Egypt’s cuisine and lunch included Kushari, a one-dish meal of pasta, rice and lentils topped with chick peas and onions, as well as homemade pita bread. Dessert was ghorayeba (butter cookies) and tea.

World Day of Prayer promotes justice and equality for women through prayer, partnerships, service and celebration.

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