Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
January 18-25, 2017
Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us
(cf. 2 Corinthians 5:14-20)
We regard no one from a human point of view
(2 Corinthians 5:16)
- The Lord looks not at outward appearances but at the heart (1 Samuel 16:1. 6-7)
- The commandment of the Lord is clear, enlightening the eyes (Psalm 19:7-13)
- Saul becomes Paul (Acts 9:1-19)
- The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12)
Triune God, you are the origin and goal of all living things.
Forgive us when we only think of ourselves
and are blinded by our own standards.
Open our hearts and our eyes.
Teach us to be loving, accepting and gracious,
so that we may grow in the unity which is your gift.
To you be honour and praise, now and for ever.
(From the international version of the text of the Week of Prayer 2017
By The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity & The Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches)