Monday, January 23, 2012
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - Day 6
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DAY 6 Theme: Changed by God's steadfast Love. Readings: Habakkuk 3: 17-19 God, the Lord is my strength. Psalm 136: 1-4, 23-26 His steadfast love endures forever 1 John 5: 1-6 This is the victory that conquers the world, our faith. John 15: 9-17 No one has greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends.
Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, by Your Resurrection You have triumphed over death, and have become the Lord of life. Out of love for us You have chosen us to be Your friends. May the Holy Spirit unite us to You and to one another in the bonds of friendship, that we may faithfully serve You in this world as witnesses to Your steadfast love; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.
Questions for reflection: 1. How should we express Christian love in contexts of different relgions and philosophies? 2. What must we do to become more credible witnesses of God's steadfast love in a divided world? 3. How can Christ's followers more visibly support one another throughout the world?