DAILY PRAYERS: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 — Day 5 of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

 

Theme of the Day: Together…we are called into fellowship

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 43:1-7; Psalm 133; 1 John 1:3-7; John 15:12-17

Reflection:

We are called into fellowship with God the Source of all being, with Jesus Christ

the Eternal Word and the Holy Spirit. As we draw closer to the Triune God,

we are drawn closer to one another in Christian unity.

Christ has initiated a change in our relationship, calling us friends instead of

servants. In response to this relationship of love, we are called out of relationships

of power and domination into friendship and love of one another.

Called by Jesus, we witness to the gospel both to those who have not yet heard it

and to those who have. This proclamation contains a call into fellowship with God,

and establishes fellowship among those who respond.

Questions:

In what ways do you experience the call into fellowship with God?

In what ways is God calling you into fellowship with others within your church

and beyond?

Prayer:

God of love, you have called us into the fellowship of Jesus Christ and appointed us

to bear fruit in our witness to the gospel. By the grace of your Spirit, enable us to

love one another and to dwell together in unity so that our joy may be complete.

Amen.

Week of Prayer 2014