Jan 8, 2012

Closing Prayer: Unity of the Church

Here’s a closing prayer for Christian unity, written for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18-25).  It comes from the website of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. 

Closing Prayer for Unity

Almighty God,
Through Jesus you say to us
that whoever wishes to be first must become the least and the servant of all.
We leave this place,
knowing that your victory is won through the powerlessness of the cross.
We pray that your church may be one.
Teach us to accept humbly that this unity is a gift of your Spirit;
Through this gift, change and transform us
and make us more like your Son Jesus Christ.
Amen.

from the website of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.  

For more worship resources related to Christian unity, click on Christian Unity in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page, or see this Resources for Christian Unity Index