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In God's Hands: Common Prayer for the World
McCullum, Hugh, Terry MacArthur
WCC Publications, 2006
ISBN: 978-2-8254-1488-0


This text contains the prayers for the WCC's Ecumenical Prayer Cycle.

In God's Hands offers valuable aids for intercessory prayer, prayer on behalf of and in solidarity with others. This book includes prayers and other worship material from many Christian traditions and communities. It enables the reader to journey in prayer through each week of the year and through all the regions and countries of the world. Knowing something of these nations' and peoples' local situations, possibilities and challenges helps us to pray for others in an informed way.

At the very heart of the ecumenical movement is the reality of prayer. Jesus prayed that we may all be one, united in God in the mystery of the Trinity. That is the basis and the goal of our search for unity.

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle enables us to journey in prayer through every region of the world and through every week of the year affirming our solidarity with Christians all over the world, brothers and sisters living in diverse situations, experiencing diverse problems and sharing diverse gifts. Lord, hear our prayer ...

La réalité de la prière est au coeur même du mouvement oecuménique. Jésus a prié afin que tous soient un, unis en Dieu dans le mystère de la Trinité. Tels sont la base et l'objectif de notre quête de l'unité.

Le calendrier oecuménique de prière nous permet de voyager par la prière dans chaque région du monde, chaque semaine de l'année, en affirmant notre solidarité avec les chrétiens du monde entier, nos frères et soeurs qui vivent dans des circonstances diverses, rencontrent des problèmes divers et partagent des dons divers. Seigneur, entends notre prière ...