theology and unity - archive
week of prayer for
Reconcile Your People
God spoke to the Prophet Ezekiel and said "they shall be one in my hand...They will be my people and I shall be their God".
And so we pray:
We pray to you for the unity of all Christians
According to your will,
According to your means,
May your Spirit enable us to experience the suffering caused by division
To see our sin and to hope beyond all hope.
God, you alone are our hope
You alone are our hope
Each year the theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is developed by one country which produces outline material that is adapted for use in other parts of the world.
Korea is the selected country for 2009 and they have chosen Ezekiel 37.15-28 and have prepared material to be adapted for local use.
The Four Nations Writers Group for Churches Together in Britain and Ireland has adapted this material, which is available as a free download from our resources page. This includes an order form to purchase the worship service in a published format.
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity traditionally takes place between 18-25 January but may be observed over a different period. It lasts for 8 days and was originally called an Octave of Prayer.