Christian Unity Week

Posted: January 16, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18th to the 25th January – the octave of St. Peter and St. Paul.

On Monday Tuesday and Wednesday, there will be staff prayer in the chapel before school, specifically praying for unity between different Christian denominations.

The following web site has daily prayers on this year’s theme: “the Well Deep”.  A hard copy will be put on the staffroom notice board as soon as possible.

the well deep

Gospel readings:

As well as the suggested Assembly Theme scripture John 4:1-42: The Samarian Woman at the well, the following scriptures are also appropriate:

Exodus 3:13-15 Moses at the Burning Bush.

Psalm 30 The Lord restores us to life.

Romans 10:14-17 ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’

John 4:27-30, 39-40 Many believed because of the woman’s testimony.

Pope Francis: Pope: ‘I am convinced we can grow in common journey that already unites us’

This week let us keep each other in our prayers as we strive to be united in our similarities, rather than divided by our differences.

Prayer:

God, spring of living water,

make us witnesses to unity by how we live our lives.

Transform our hearts that we might be genuine bearers of the Good News.

Lead us to encounter the other as an encounter with you.

In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

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