Litanies for Unity

 

A Litany for Christian Unity

Leader: Lord, you are the source of love, peace and reconciliation!

All: Gather together your separated people.

For all Christian Churches and Communities, that they may be faithful witnesses

to the Gospel

All: Gather together your separated people.

For church leaders everywhere that they may work together and promote unity        among Christians

All: Gather together your separated people.

Across all our mutual ignorance, prejudice and hostility

All: Gather together your separated people.

Across all our differences of thought, outlook, and religious allegiance
          

All: Gather together your separated people.

That we may be a community of love, bound together by Your Word and our         works.

All: Gather together your separated people.

That we may hear and heal each other as we cry out to you

All: Gather together your separated people.

O God, for your greater glory
          

All: Gather together your separated people.

That we may lift our voices as one.

All: Gather together your separated people.

For our Christian brothers and sisters who are suffering persecution and death

throughout the world, because they profess the name of Jesus

All: Gather together your separated people.

Leader: Together we pray

God Our Father:

We come here before you heeding the prayer of Jesus / that his followers be one.

We come here to (sing and) pray together in Jesus’ name.

We ask you to bless us with deepening faith,/ enduring hope,/ and selfless love.

Give us hearts ready to find you and love you/

in all our brothers and sisters who profess to be followers of Jesus.

And the courage and generosity /

to work together for your kingdom and your glory.

Together, we pray in Jesus’ Name.

Amen.

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Litany

In this Universal Week of Prayer for Christian Unity let us pray that the disciples of Jesus may everywhere be one, so that all people may believe in the love of the Father who gave his only Son to be our Savior.

For every congregation of the Church – that we may end the sin of our division which makes a mockery of the Cross of Jesus before the world.
Lord hear us.

For every congregation of the Church – that the Spirit of the Lord may remove from between us the walls of separation which do not reach to heaven.
Lord hear us.

For every congregation of the Church – that we may reach out to meet one another and rejoice to find that we are brothers and sisters in Christ.
Lord hear us.

For every congregation of the Church that we may all be one, worshipping the Father as his beloved sons and daughters, in spirit and in truth.
Lord hear us.

For every congregation of the Church – that we may commit ourselves to the non-violent way of Jesus and transform society through offering forgiveness and receiving peace.
Lord hear us.

Concluding Prayer
Father, unite all the congregations of the Church in Jesus your Son, our Lord and Savior. May your will be done among us and your kingdom come soon, through him who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, forever and ever. Amen.

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