March 31, 2016

Prayer for Christian Unity

[Jesus said] And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one I in them and you in me, that they may be brought to perfection as one, that the world may know that you sent me, and that you loved them even as you loved me.
— John 17:22-23

Today's collect for Easter Thursday may also be recited as a prayer for Christian unity.

O God, who have united the many nations in confessing your name, grant that those reborn in the font of Baptism may be one in the faith of their hearts and the homage of their deeds. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

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