Oct 22, 2017

Affirmation of Unity

Here’s an affirmation of faith, suitable for use anytime, but especially on Reformation Day (October 31), World Communion Sunday (first Sunday in October), and Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18-25). It was written by Nolan Palsma.

Affirmation of Unity

We share one faith,
have one calling,
are of one soul and one mind;
have one God and Father,
are filled with one Spirit,
are baptized with one baptism,
eat of one bread and drink of one cup,
confess one Name,
are obedient to one Lord,
work for one cause,
and share one hope.

Together we come to know
the height and the breadth and the depth of the love of Christ;
are built up to the stature of Christ, to the new humanity;
know and bear one another’s burdens,
thereby fulfilling the law of Christ
that we need one another and up build one another,
admonishing and comforting one another;
that we suffer with one another for the sake of righteousness.
Together we pray; together we serve God in this world. 

~ written by Nolan Palsma, and printed in “Prayerful Preparation: Living God, Renew Us.” Published by the World Communion of Reformed Churches, and posted at http://wcrc.ch/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/GC2017-PrayerfulPreparation-English.pdf