Friday, August 7, 2009

A Prayer for Christian Unity

Increasingly I feel an urgency to pray for Christians to come together; leaping over denominational barriers and joining together in "one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who rules over all, works through all, and is present in all" (Ephesians 4:5). Here is a prayer to that end. My hope is that you will join me in praying that our differences will cease to divide us and instead, we will be united by our belief in the One who "works through all."

O God, form the minds of your faithful people
into a single will.
Make us love what you command
and desire what you promise,
that, amid all the changes of this
world, our hearts may be fixed
where true joy is found;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

Book of Common Worship

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