ST. CLOUD - Women across the globe are connecting through prayer for the World Day of Prayer.  The holiday started in the 19th century as a way for women in The United States and Canada to be involved in missions at home and overseas.

Since the celebration started  it has grown and it now and is now recognized in over 70 countries.

To celebrate in the St. Cloud area, Celebration Lutheran Church will be hosting a Bible Study and service Saturday afternoon. The Bible study starts at 12:15 p.m. and the service starts at 1:30 p.m.

Organizer Julie Ellis says the event is important so women around the world can connect to one another.

"In the United States especially we lose touch with how privileged we are. Women are not as privileged in other 3rd world countries. I think that's why (women) are the focus and its an opportunity for women to bond together in prayer to make a difference for women in other countries."

Each year the event focuses on women from a different country. This year they will focus on the women of the Philippines and the question "Am I Treating You Fairly".

Though World Day Of Prayer focuses on women, the celebration is open to anyone.