Week of Prayer for
Christian Unity

Prayer resources offered by the churches of Latvia.

Theme for the Day:
CALLED TO BE MESSENGERS OF JOY

Scripture Readings:

Isaiah 61:1-4 – The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; God has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed.
Psalm 133 –How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!
Philippians 2:1-5 –Make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.
John 15:9-12 –I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.

Questions:

  1. What smothers joy in the world and in our churches?
  2. What can we receive from other Christians so that Jesus’ joy may be in us, making us witnesses of the Good News?

School Cycle of Prayer:

We pray today for the God, Creation, and Trinity class taught by Mark Taylor; Mike Raschko, faculty; Stephen Bare and Laura Baumgartner, students.

Prayer:

God of love, look upon our willingness to serve you despite our spiritual poverty and limited abilities. Fulfil the deepest longings of our hearts with your presence. Fill our broken hearts with your healing love so that we may love as you have loved us. Grant us the gift of unity so that we may serve you with joy and share your love with all. This we ask in the name of your Son Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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