Date published: May 2, 2011
The Movement of Anabaptist Women Theologians in Latin America (MTA) invites Mennonite World Conference (MWC) member churches to establish an annual day of prayer during the month of May, focusing particularly on Latin American women. The MTA World Day of Prayer is an initiative of the women theologians who gathered in Paraguay during the 2009 MWC assembly. Each year, women from a different country prepare a worship guide that includes a meeting format, worship and teaching resources, and background material for intercession. The liturgy for 2011 was developed by Mennonite women in Guatemala; it is available online at teologasanabautistas.blogspot. com. The prayer focus for this year is on Guatemala, Argentina, Cuba and Haiti. "Our goal is that we may see relationships between men and women of the world transformed into equity and justice, to build the kingdom of God," says Rebeca González of Mexico. A guiding verse for the planners was Jeremiah 29:12-13: "Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and 1 will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart"
- Mennonite World Conference