Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022
"“We saw the star in the East…” (Mt 2:2)
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
is an international Christian ecumenical observance kept annually around Pentecost in the Southern Hemisphere and between 18-25 January in the Northern Hemisphere. Each year ecumenical partners in a different region are asked to prepare the materials, including chiefly an ecumenical opening prayer service and biblical reflections and prayers for the eight-days of the octave, employed by churches around the world.
Christians from Lebanon, Syria and Egypt developed the draft for the 2022 resources.
The reflections explore how Christians are called to be a sign to the world of God bringing about unity. Drawn from different cultures, races and languages, Christians share in a common search for Christ and a common desire to worship him.
If you need resources in English at this time, here is the link to those published on the World Council of Churches website. Please note: This is the international version of the text. An adaptation of this text for our local context will be available later from the CTBI website.
In fact, the national Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is organised by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. It takes place in January or June depending on options taken.
Information about Merseyside will also be added in due course. Basic information about the week can also be found on the CTBI website.