THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
JANUARY 18–25, 2015
WELCOME: Joint Message
Sisters and Brothers in Christ:
We live in a world marked by diversity in language, culture, and even climate. We express our Christian faith in diverse ways. Celebrating this diversity, we are nonetheless faithful to Christ’s call for the unity of his Church.
Annually Christians everywhere during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity the gather together throughout the world in prayerful communion with Jesus Christ in his prayer, “that they all may be one” (John 17:21). This annual celebration unites Churches in the common quest for Christian unity. This special week was first observed in1908 and continues to be celebrated annually from January 18-25.
This year our scriptural theme comes from the Gospel of John where Jesus says to the Samaritan woman at the well, “Give me a drink.” In our quest for Christian unity Jesus will give us the living water we need for our journey. Please join us once again as we pray and work for the communion of all, joining our prayer to that of the Lord Jesus Christ, "that all may be one" (John 17:21).