Week Of Prayer For Christian Unity Tweets

 

The theme of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2012, prepared in Poland, is the transformative power of Christ.
Christian churches observe this week at different times, usually during either the Epiphany or Pentecost season. 
Prayers and reflections for the eight days are published by The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and The Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches.  
 
I have sent tweets on each day's theme as follows:
 
Day 1. May the Pharisee tendencies within our churches give way to us tending the planet in the spirit of the servant Christ.
 
Day 2. May pressured and driven congregations in every branch of the Christian family learn the divine art of patient waiting.
 
Day 3. May churches embedded in tradition listen like a suffering servant to the poor, the women and the separated brothers and sisters. May independent churches listen to the wisdom in their older sister communions.
 
Day 4. May state churches over come evil with good by speaking truth to power:
May we all do this by rooting out prejudice from our hearts.
 
Day 5. May churches in lands of the Bible, and elsewhere, live the resurrection by meeting Christ in the homes of Christians with whom they disagree.
 
Day 6. May churches who suffer persecution draw strength from the steadfast love both of the Lord and of fellow believers.
 
Day 7. May members of all churches who feel let down by their leaders come close to the Good Shepherd and may the leaders become good shepherds too.
 
8. May fragmented and discouraged congregations allow our common King to draw us together and form ordered ways of life.
 
 
 
Posted at 02:16am on 20th January 2012
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