Learning to Pray for Unity

 — Mar. 1, 20071 mars 2007

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The first thing here is an inner attitude: the desire to pray this kind of prayer because one has a strong desire for divisions among Christians and their churches to be healed.

Pray often this Prayer of Desire (1)

O faithful God,
we know that to believe in Christ means to desire unity,
to desire unity means to desire
the communion of grace found in your Son’s Body, the Church.
I / We humbly ask you for the grace of a strong desire
for reconciliation and unity among Christians,
even though such grace is bound to be costly.
May the Holy Spirit utter this prayer within me / us.
This I / we ask through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

(1) This prayer is inspired by Ut unum sint, Pope John Paul II, encyclical letter on Commitment to Ecumenism, 1995, n. 9b

Posted: Mar. 1, 2007 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=3100
Categories: Reconciliation & unityIn this article: Bernard de Margerie, spiritual ecumenism, Walter Kasper
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