Tuesday, January 22, 2008

We pray for Christian Unity

Our Father in Heaven,
we pray for the unityof all humankind
in one flock, and under one shepherd...

May they all be one
As you, Father,
in me and I in you.

O God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, grant us the grace
to take to heart the scandal of our divisions. Deliver us
from all hatred and prejudice, and from all that hinders unity.
As there is but one Body and one Spirit,
one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism,
one God and Father of all,
so may we also be of one heart
and one soul,
in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Save us, O Lord, our God,
and gather us from among
the nations.
that we may give thanks
to your holy name,
and may glory in
praising you.

Let us pray: Be mindful of your Church, O Lord.
Deliver her from all evil,
and perfect her in your love.
As the grain is scattered
on the hillside
and is gathered up to become
one bread,
so let all your children
be gathered up from the ends
of the earth
into your kingdom.

For yours is the power
and the glory,
through Christ Jesus forever.
-Sr. Patricia Proctor


Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could have Christian unity. Jesue prayed that we all may be one.
God Bless,

Easter A. said...

Yes! And today, my friend, at our cathedral, we had our first ecumenical evening prayer attended by bishops and members of different congregations. Though not so many people came, the service was wonderful and full of promise for unity. The guest speaker touched on the problem of homelessness in Hawaii so I believe the different churches will be more united in bringing solutions to that problem.

Thank you Ed!