The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is observed from the 18th to the 25th January.
The story of the Magi visiting the Holy Family in Bethlehem is very familiar. The Magi have sometimes been seen as a symbol of the world’s diversity – different religions and cultures – that comes to pay homage to the Christ-child. The story might therefore represent the unity of all created that God desires.
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2022 has been prepared by the churches of the Middle East, the history of which was, and still is, characterised by conflict and strife, tainted with blood and darkened by injustice and oppression. The Christians of the Middle East offer these resources conscious that the world shares many of the travails and much of the difficulties that it experiences, and yearns for a light to lead the way to the Saviour who is the light that overcomes darkness.
Download the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity booklet. Each day there is Bible readings, prayer, reflection and an action.
St John’s will be hosting a Unity Service on Sunday 30 January at 6:30pm.
It will also be the first Churches Together in Welling service since the initial COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020!