You are invited to join millions of Christians worldwide as we gather in prayer for the visible unity of Christ's church during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Monday, January 18 through Monday, January 25.
This year’s theme, “Called to Proclaim the Mighty Works of the Lord” (cf. 1 Peter 2:9), was developed by Christian Churches in Latvia.
The Week of Prayer is co-sponsored by the Roman Catholic Church’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and by the World Council of Churches.
Augustinian communities, parishes, and schools are encouraged to incorporate the theme of Christian Unity into their regularly scheduled prayer times. Please visit the resources below for assistance in doing so.
The resources below will be helpful to make it easy to make your plans for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Click the links to discover what they offer:
- Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute - includes sample bulletin and pulpit announcements, posters, daily scripture/reflection guides, and more to help you prepare.
- Catholic Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity - Lots of words on this page, as is typical of many Vatican documents, but, if you look you will find some prayers and daily reflections which can be adapted to local situations.
- Suggested Prayers of Petition (English)
- Suggested Prayers of Petition (Spanish)
Prayer for Christian Unity
God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory, may you give to all Christians, and especially to those entrusted with leadership in your church, the spirit of wisdom and revelation.
With the eyes of our hearts may we see the hope to which you have called us: one body and one spirit, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and father of all, who is above and through all and in all.
This we ask through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever, Amen