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We continue in this octive (8 days) of prayer for Christian Unity,
using resources graciously provided by The Canadian Council of Churches.

 

Readings
Ezekiel 34:15-20.  I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak.
Matthew 25:31-40. I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.

The prophet Ezekiel describes the Lord God as a shepherd who makes the flock whole by gathering in those who have strayed and binding up those who are injured. Unity is the Father’s desire for his people and he continues to bring about this unity, to make the flock whole, through the action of his Holy Spirit. Through prayer we open ourselves to receive the Spirit which restores the unity of all the baptised.

Prayer

God of Love,
We thank you for your unending care and love for us. 
Help us to sing redemption songs.
Open wide our hearts to receive your love
and to extend your compassion 
to the whole of the human family. 
We pray in Jesus’ name.
Amen.

 

Click here for the entire 8-day resource.


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