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World Day of Prayer set for Friday

Friday is the World Day of Prayer, and a special service in observance is planned in Bemidji.

The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Bemidji.

World Day of Prayer is an ecumenical movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year on the first Friday in March. The general 2012 WDP service will begin at the first sunrise Friday in the Pacific region and follow the Earth's orbit. This year's order of worship was prepared by the World Day of Prayer Committee of Malaysia.