Prayer for Unity and Justice

Here’s a prayer for unity suitable for use in worship during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18-25).  It was written by Carolyn Smith.

Prayer for Christian Unity

Holy Spirit of Freedom,
as the poor long
for abundance shared
and injustice ended,
and the Church longs for unity;
challenge us to see these two visions
as vital threads in a single tapestry;
sharpen our wit and imagination
to weave the two together
in the footsteps of Jesus
for the life of the world
to the glory of God!

~ Carolyn Smith. Posted on the World Council of Churches website.