The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be celebrated around the world January 18-25, 2019, on the theme, “Justice and only justice you shall pursue” (Deut 16:18-20).
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is an annual ecumenical celebration. Christians around the world are invited to pray for the unity of all Christians, to reflect on scripture together, to participate in jointly-organized ecumenical services, and to share fellowship.
The 2019 theme calls us to move from shared prayer to shared action. Drawing on the traditional values of Bhineka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity) and gotong royong (living in solidarity and by collaboration), Indonesian Christians invite us to be a united witness and agents of Christ’s healing grace in a broken world by making specific commitments to justice, equality and unity.
A variety of resources are available to mark this important event, including a worship service, children’s time, hymn suggestions, poster, bulletin insert and more. Find all resources on the Week of Prayer website.
Shared community services to celebrate and mark Christian unity are important occasions to build relationships, reaffirm our commitments, and rediscover shared ministry. The Canadian Council of Churches, of which the PCC is a member, responds to Christ’s call for peace and unity, seeks Christ’s truth with affection for diversity and acts in love through prayer, dialogue and public witness.