WSCF UDPS 2017 Liturgy on Identity Diversity & Dialogue
Affirming the Image of God and Reclaiming the Wholeness of Life for All is this year’s theme for our Universal Day of Prayer for Students UDPS 2017 observance. This is inspired by our General Assembly decision to engage in a prayerful dialogue on sexual identities and diversity in this quadrennium. On the occasion of this year’s UDPS we offer this Liturgy to guide us in our prayers, fellowship and worship as we come together as a faith community in different parts of the world. It our hope that this theme will inspire us to reflect on the meaning of the Image of God and Wholeness of Life for All, welcoming and including the diverse identities in our communities and ensuring that their voices are included our prayers and worship.
Through our annual observance of the Universal Day of Prayer for Students we affirm our belongingness to our common prayer life and fellowship in Jesus Christ, our responsibility to love and respect one another. We honour and celebrate the legacy of WSCF and give thanks to the life and contributions of our dear Senior Friends. Finally, we commit to pursuing our vision of building the Kingdom of God here on Earth where justice, peace, love and equality prevails.
In observing the UPDS 2017, we request that you continue to pray for WSCF, our movements and its leaders as we go through this organisational transition period. We request that you share your gifts and blessings to the WSCF Give One Be One Fundraising Campaign as your contribution to ensuring and sustaining the life and mission of WSCF at this critical time.
We thank the members of WSCF Asia Pacific region, Sunita Suna our IDD Team Leader for coordinating this year’s UPDS Liturgy on IDD. We hope that you can use this material and adapt this to your local context. Please do share this material to you movements and kindly send us news and pictures of your UDPS activities.
May the grace and love of God be with you and bless you all!