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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – January 18-25, 2017


THEME: “Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us” (2 Corinthians 5:14-20) 

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity belongs to all Christians who are sincerely interested in the fulfillment of Christ’s prayer at the last supper “that all may be one.” Perhaps you or your church are planning to do something formal to recognize this theme. Either way, one can always pray for the reconciliation of all Christians.


PRAYER: Descriptions of prayer are abundant throughout Christian history. “True prayer,” wrote St. Augustine, “is nothing but love.” Prayer should arise from the heart. “Prayer,” said St. John Vianney, “is the inner bath of love into which the soul plunges itself.” “Everyone of us needs half an hour of prayer each day,” remarked St. Francis de Sales, “except when we are busy—then we need an hour.”


LINK: For more information go to: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity resources from the Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious InstituteLink

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