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.

O God, holy and eternal Trinity, we pray for your Church in all the world.  Sanctify its life; renew its worship; empower its witness; heal its divisions; make visible its unity.  Lead us with all our brothers and sisters, towards communion in faith, life and witness so that, united in one body by the one Spirit, we may together witness to the perfect unity of your love.

(Santiago Prayer in On the Way to Fuller Koinonia, Santiago de Compostela 1993, ed. Thomas F. Best and Gunther Gassmann,  Faith and Order Paper 166, WCC Publications, Geneva, p. xii.)