A Novena for the Octave of Christian Unity.

Our Father in Heaven, we pray for the unity
of all humankind in one flock,
and under one shepherd, and especially:


January 18:
For the union of all Christians in the Church.

January 19:
For the Roman Catholics.

January 20:
For the Eastern Orthodox and other Eastern Christians.

January 21:
For Anglicans and Episcopalians.

January 22:
For the Protestant and Reformed.

January 23:
For Evangelicals.

January 24:
For non-Christians.

January 25:
For the spread of the Gospel around the world.


May they all be one
As you, Father,
and your Word are One.

Recite the Nicene Creed

O God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, grant us the grace
to take to heart the scandal of our divisions. Deliver us
from all hatred and prejudice, and from all that hinders unity.
As there is but one Body and one Spirit,
one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism,
one God and Father of all,
so may we also be of one heart
and one soul,
in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen

Save us, O Lord, our God,
and gather us from among
the nations.
that we may give thanks
to your holy name,
and may glory in
praising you.

Let us pray: Be mindful of your Church, O Lord.
Deliver her from all evil,
and perfect her in your love.
As the grain is scattered
on the hillside
and is gathered up to become
one bread,
so let all your children
be gathered up from the ends
of the earth
into your kingdom.

For yours is the power
and the glory,
through Christ Jesus forever.
Amen.



 
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