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LDS Church set to host World Day of Prayer

World Day of Prayer will be marked Thursday, March 1 in Fort Macleod.
The First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host a service open to the community at 7 p.m.
“Let Justice Prevail” is the theme of the 2012 World Day of Prayer service written by the women of Malaysia.
Christians in more than 170 countries and 2,000 communities across Canada will gather on World Day of Prayer to pray and act in solidarity with the people of Malaysia.
The women who wrote the service open with the greeting “Selamat Datang,” which mean peace and welcome.
There is an accompanying gesture of placing palms together with a slight bow as a sign of respect.
This greeting is a daily reminder that harmony as a people is rooted in peace and welcome.
To be able to live together in harmony is a blessing from God for which the people of Malaysia give thanks.
Along with the theme “Let Justice Prevail” the women of Malaysia name fair and just governance as the basis for peace and harmony in the social order.
“In the midst of such diversity, tolerance and harmony, fair and just government for all is vital,” the women wrote. “It is our prayer that all races, ethnic groups and religions will work together for religious harmony and just and integral development for everyone.”

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