Saturday, January 19, 2008

Christian Unity Prayer

Today's theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is: Pray always, trusting God alone. 'Give thanks in all circumstances' (1 Thess. 5:18).
Adrienne von Speyr commented on St. Paul's exhortation that the Ephesians "render constant thanks," that we are to offer this prayer of thanksgiving without first inspecting the gift to see if measures up to our personal criteria for thanksgiving. God's providence, which "makes all things work together for good," is unfailingly praiseworthy!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is the point of prayer to praise God or to ask God for guidance.

Anonymous said...

Ask the Father anything in My Name, Ask and you shall receive..

Veritas said...

I've seem so much evidence of how God's providence makes all things work together for good, especially at parish level where one minute we can be faced with what seems almost like opposing forces, then lo and behold the Holy Spirit, gallant as He is, steps in and finds a way of uniting - and what's more pleasing - ALL concerned.
A very uplifting post.

liturgy said...

As we grow in unity with God in prayer we grow in unity with each other - appreciating diversity.

http://www.liturgy.co.nz/worship/matters_files/weekprayerchristianunity20080121.html

Ed said...

A 28 year-old Australian Man (Sam Clear) is currently walking around the world asking all Christians to pray for Christian Unity. To have a look at his journey so far (from Brazil to Russia in 12 months), have a look at www.ymt.com.au/walk4one