May 15, 2013

"As long as it takes to make it a reality!"

Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year C

I believe that Jesus' prayer for unity extends to us today. It would be easy to find all the divisions in our world and even in our faith and maybe even our own community. Finding the points of unity are sometimes more difficult. Click here for the full audio.

A prayer for the Unity of the Church

O God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, our only Savior,
the Prince of Peace: Give us grace seriously to lay to heart the
great dangers we are in by our unhappy divisions; take away
all hatred and prejudice, and whatever else may hinder us
from godly union and concord; that, as there is but one Body
and one Spirit, one hope of our calling, one Lord, one Faith,
one Baptism, one God and Father of us all, so we may be all
of one heart and of one soul, united in one holy bond of truth
and peace, of faith and charity, and may with one mind and
one mouth glorify you; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen. (Book of Common Prayer, p. 818)