January 18, 2022

Published January 18, 2022 by St Matthews Lutheran Church in Daily Message

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity  Throughout this week, pray with our siblings in Christ from diverse cultures, traditions and confessions around the world for the unity of the church, so that, together, we will shine a bright light of hope, healing and good news on our troubled world.

                             Prayer Ventures, Living Lutheran, January 18, 2022

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is an ecumenical observance in the Christian Calendar celebrated internationally. In the Northern Hemisphere it is traditionally kept from January 18-25 between the festivals of St. Peter and St. Paul.

The theme for 2022 was selected by the Middle East Council of Churches.

We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship him.

Matthew 2:2

Help your Church, merciful one, to be a light for unity within itself and a beacon of hope for all humanity. We ask this through Jesus Christ, who with you and the Holy Spirit reign as One God forever and ever. Amen

            Adapted, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops