January 24, 2016 Daily Prayer Resources

Week of Prayer for
Christian Unity

Prayer resources offered by the churches of Latvia.

Theme for the Day:
HOSPITALITY FOR PRAYER

Scripture Readings:

Isaiah 62:6-7 – Upon your walls, O Jerusalem, I have posted sentinels; all day and all night they shall never be silent.
Psalm 100 – Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness.
1 Peter 4:7b-10 – Be serious and discipline yourselves for the sake of your prayers.
John 4:4-14 – The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.

Questions:

  1. How can we promote mutual hospitality among parishes and congregations in our locality?
  2. Is there a place in our neighborhood where Christians from different traditions can gather in prayer, and if not can we help to create such a place?

School Cycle of Prayer:

We pray today for the Biblical Theologies class taught by Leticia Guardiola-Sáenz; Nydia Blood and Jan Bolerjack, students

Prayer:

Lord Jesus, you asked your apostles to stay awake with you and to pray with you. May we offer the world protected times and spaces in which to find refreshment and peace, so that praying together with other Christians we may come to know you more deeply. Amen.

Prayer Resources Week of Prayer 2016

WEEK OF PRAYER REFLECTION January 24, 2016

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DAY SEVEN: WEEK OF PRAYER FOR
CHRISTIAN UNITY

Reflection by Mark Lloyd Taylor, Ph.D. (Faculty, Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry)

For today’s reflection on Christian unity, I invite you to read, maybe sing, and meditate on Delores Duffner, OSB’s strong words in her hymn, “Sing a New Church into Being.”

Sing a New Church into Being

song

“Sing a New Church into Being.” Text: Delores Duffner, OSB. © 1991, St. Joseph: The Sisters of St. Benedict. Music: Tune: Nettleton. Published by OCP Publications. In Sing a New Church. Portland: OCP Publications, ©1994. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission, OCP License # U-15592.

Faculty Reflections Week of Prayer 2016