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  • November 1, 2010

    Prayer for Christian Unity


    For several months now I have been offering prayer suggestions for those who wish to pray monthly for Christian Unity. Beginning with Advent, however, I will offer occasional spiritual reflections on this Blog. As I often say here, prayer is most important. We need the guidance of the Spirit.

    Here is my final monthly guide:

    • To: Friends Praying Monthly for Christian Unity
      From: John Crossin
      Re: Some Suggestions for our Monthly Prayer
      Date: November, 2010—Virtues for Ecumenical Life

      Friends—it is fitting that this last of my Monthly Suggestions has to do with my favorite topic–the virtues. The passage from Ephesians is a classic unity text.

      1. We might read reflectively Ephesians 4:1-6.

      We might quietly reflect for 5-10 minutes.

      *How are we practicing humility, gentleness, patience and love in our ecumenical work?
      * Are we relying on the Spirit to guide us?

      2. If you are praying with someone, you might share a reflection with the other(s).

      3. You might pray together a prayer of your own choosing. I would suggest an Our Father