Daily Devotions for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019

This collection continues the series of devotions which express the growing partnerships in ministry among the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC), the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and The Episcopal Church USA. Earlier series have been written in connection with a season of the Church year (Advent, Epiphany, or Lent). Again this year the devotions are written by the four presiding bishops of these churches, drawing this time on the Scriptures and themes suggested for the eight days of the global ecumenical initiative known as the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
 
The Week of Prayer 2019 invites Christians to reflect together on a biblical theme based on the words of the book of Deuteronomy: “Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue.” Both the unity of God’s people and the call to seek justice are central ideas in the Scriptures, and indeed they are often linked closely to one another. These devotions are offered in the hope that they will be found useful by individuals and congregations within these four churches and beyond. May all who are drawn together in prayer in these days be also increasingly united in the love and service of others in the time to come.

Document Date: 
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 09:45