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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Sword of the Spirit & The Association of Ecumenical Communities will participate in the Week of Prayer for Chrisitan Unity taking place 11-18 January 2011.

If you are interested in joining the Ecumenical Intercession team please contact us at: EcumenicalUnity@yahoo.com 

A Prayer for the Unity of God’s People

Let us pray now on behalf of the whole people of God.

Lord God our Father, we come to you in supplication on behalf of all the Christian people. We lament the weakness and division among those who call on the name of Christ. We acknowledge that we have failed to “maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Eph.4:3). We grieve that our disunity has hindered the proclamation of the gospel to all the nations (Matt. 28:18; John 17:23).

We recognize that these evils have come upon us, not only through the malice of our Enemy, but because of our sin, the sin of your people.

Lord have mercy upon us, and pardon our sin

          Response: Amen. Lord, have mercy

Lord, unite your people in brotherly love and in your truth that we might together give witness to Christ in the world.

          Response: Amen. Lord, have mercy

Lord, frustrate your enemies and expose their plots; call to repentance all your sons and daughters; strengthen the weak and enlighten those who are confused.

          Response: Amen. Lord, have mercy

Lord, encourage and strengthen by the presence of your Spirit all who are suffering for their faithfulness to you.

Restore your people for the sake of your great name.

May your people be without spot or blemish, ready for your Son’s return!

          Response: Amen. Come Lord Jesus