Jan 8, 2012

Prayer of Commitment: Unity in Christ

Here’s a prayer of commitment for Christian unity.  It comes from the Inaugural Service of Action of Churches Together in Scotland.

Prayer of Commitment

Let us pray.

Take us from where we are, to where you want us to be;
make us not merely guardians of a heritage,
but living signs of your coming Kingdom;
fire us with passion for justice and peace between all people;
fill us with that faith, hope and love which embody the Gospel;
and through the power of the Holy Spirit make us one.

That the world may believe, that your name may be enthroned in our nation,
that your church may more effectively be your body,
we commit ourselves to love you, serve you,
and follow you as pilgrims not strangers.

— from the Inaugural Service of Action of Churches Together in Scotland.  Included in Resources for The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and throughout the year (2010)and posted on the World Council of Churches website.  

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.