Have you heard of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity? Each year, churches across the world mark this week, whether in January (January 18-25, 2020) or at another time, to pray together for Christian unity.
The international resources for the 2020 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity have been prepared by the Christian churches of Malta and Gozo. The 2020 theme, “They showed us unusual kindness” (Acts 28:2), remembers the historic shipwreck of Paul on the island of Malta and calls us to a greater generosity to those in need. As an island nation, boats are an important part of Maltese life. The Scripture reading in this service describes a perilous sea voyage by the Apostle Paul. A boat is also symbolic of the sometimes tempestuous journey Christians make together towards unity.
As mentioned on the website, "The worldwide celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is both the seed and and the fruit of this striving for ‘unity in diversity’. This time of shared prayer, reflection, and fellowship invites Christians of different traditions to deepen our relationships and to live and witness together throughout the year."
Learn more about the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at the weekofprayer.ca website below. You'll also find resources to organize an event or include in a worship service.