Commission for Ecumenism & Interfaith Dialogue

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2011


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
The First Pentecost...engraving by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794-1872).

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teachings and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” (Acts 2:42)

The theme for the 2011 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (5-12 June) - "One in the Apostles' Teaching, Fellowship, Breaking of Bread and Prayer" - invites Christians everywhere to pause and reflect on our relationship to the mother Church of Jerusalem and our own journeys of faith.

Prayer for Day 6 (Friday 10 June)

Empowered to action in prayer

God our Father, we rejoice that in all times, places and cultures, there are people who reach out to you in prayer. Above all we thank you for the example and teaching of your Son, Jesus Christ, who has taught us to long in prayer for the coming of your Kingdom. Teach us to pray better as Christians together, so that we may always be aware of your guidance and encouragement through all our joys and distress. We pray in the power your Holy Spirit. Amen.

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