Today’s Prayer in this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Jan. 18-25)  is offered below.  Disciples of Christ have kept Christ’s prayer “that they all be one” as the guiding image for our mission throughout our history.  May it continue to be so.

Help each one of us, gracious God, to live in such magnanimity and restraint that the head of the church may never have cause to say of us:  This is my body, broken by you. 

(offered in a prayer from China by John Carden, in With All God’s People, vol. 1, (c) 1989 World Council of Churches, p. 44)