Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2011

09/06/2011

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 5 (Thursday 9 June)

Breaking the bread in hope

God of Hope, we praise you for your gift to us of the Lord’s Supper, where, in the Spirit, we continue to meet your Son Jesus Christ, the living bread from heaven. Forgive our unworthiness of this great gift – our living in factions, our collusion with inequalities, our complacency in separation. Hasten the day when your whole church

together shares the breaking of the bread, and that, as we wait for that day, we may learn more deeply to be a people formed by the Eucharist for service to the world. We pray in the name of Jesus, who gives himself to us in Word, sacrament and service. Amen.

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