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WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
JANUARY 18–25, 2017

PRAYER/WORSHIP: Sample Prayers for the People / General Intercessions

2017 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Over the years there have been a number of requests for sample intercessions or prayers for the people that could be used in the various celebrations during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The following are sample petitions that can be utilized in any setting. They are by no means exhaustive, but are meant to assist those who are planning various activities throughout the week.

For all Christian Churches and Faith Communities, that they may be faithful witnesses to the Gospel call to reconciliation…

For church leaders everywhere during this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, that they may work together and promote unity among Christians …

For the Church, that God would inspire God’s people to continue the quest for Christian Unity and that our hearts be filled with the gift of Jesus’ love for all ...

For the leadership of the Church throughout the world during this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, that they may witness to Christ’s prayer “That All May Be One” …

For each of us, that we may hear the call to reconciliation in Christ and live faithfully the Good News of the Gospel …

For the various ecumenical dialogues between our church and other denominations, that they bear witness to the quest for Christian unity in Jesus’ name …

For those who bear witness to Christ through the ministry of ecumenism, that they always seek the unity that is found in Christ.