Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
January 18-25, 2017
Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us
(cf. 2 Corinthians 5:14-20)
Everything has become new
(2 Corinthians 5:17)
- Receiving a new heart from God (Ezekiel 36:25-27)
- Being filled with joy (Psalm 126)
- Being renewed in Christ (Colossians 3:9-17)
- Being born in the Spirit (John 3:1-8)
Triune God, you reveal yourself to us
as Father and creator, as Son and Saviour,
and as Spirit and giver of life,
and yet you are one.
You break through
our human boundaries and renew us.
Give us a new heart to overcome
all that endangers our unity in you.
We pray in the name of Christ Jesus,
by the power of the Holy Spirit.
(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)