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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Posted on Jan 18, 2020

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is an annual ecumenical celebration. Christians around the world are invited to pray for the unity of all Christians, to reflect on scripture together, to participate in jointly-organized ecumenical services, and to share fellowship.

This year's theme calls us to focus on kindness and action "They showed us unusual kindness" Acts 28:2.

In our Catholic schools, we will take time to pray for one another and to recognize how we are called to work together.

Monday – Hospitality and Generosity

God, giver of life, we thank you for the gift of your love which soothes and strengthens us. Help us to be people of welcome. Grant us a spirit of generosity to all as we journey together in the path of
Christian unity. We ask this in the name of your Son who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Tuesday - Christ, our Light

God, your word is a light to our steps and without you we are lost. Give us your light so that, through your word, we may walk your path. Help us to recognize when we make it difficult for others to see your light, and give us the grace we need to share your light with others. We ask this in the name of your Son, who calls us, his followers, to be light to the world. Amen.

Wednesday - Hope

God of mercy, When we are lost or discouraged, we turn to you. Give us your gift of hope. May we, as Christians, be people of hope and work for the unity for which your Son, Jesus, prayed “may they be one”. We ask this through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.

Thursday - Trust

Almighty God, Sometimes we are hurt and we cry out to you. Sometimes we experience sickness or
worry or even the death of a loved one. Teach us to trust you. May the churches we belong to be signs of how you care for us. Make us true disciples of your Son, Jesus, who taught us to listen to your word and to serve one another. In confidence we ask this in the name of your Son, and in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Friday - Strength

Loving God, your Son Jesus Christ broke bread and shared the cup with his friends on the eve of his
passion. May we grow together in closer communion. Give us strength and food for our spiritual
journey. In the power of the Holy Spirit, we ask this in the name of your Son, who gives his life that we might live. Amen.