Prayer symbols

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Duane Hicks

The symbol of World Day of Prayer 2009 was a combination of the cross and the bilum—a hand-woven bag which is widely used among Papua New Guineans to carry everything from food to a baby. Sitting on the table in front of the cross were symbols of disunity, violence, sickness, and bondage laid there during the Prayer of Confession and Forgiveness.