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.

Almighty Father, whose blessed Son before his passion prayed for his disciples that they might be one, as you and he are one:  Grant that your Church, being bound together in love and obedience to you, may be united in one body by the one Spirit, that the world may believe in him whom you have sent, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

(Book  of Common Prayer, 1977, p. 255)