Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
January 18-25, 2017
Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us
(cf. 2 Corinthians 5:14-20)
God reconciled us to himself
(2 Corinthians 5:18)
- God makes a covenant with Abraham (Genesis 17:1-8)
- The world has seen the victory of God (Psalm 98)
- God reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ (Romans 5:6-11)
- Proclamation of the good news (Luke 2:8-14)
Merciful God, out of love
you made a covenant with your people.
Empower us to resist
all forms of discrimination.
Let the gift of your loving covenant
fill us with joy and inspire us to greater unity.
Through Jesus Christ, our risen Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit
now and forever.
(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)