We continue in this octive (8 days) of prayer for Christian Unity,
using resources graciously provided by The Canadian Council of Churches.
Job 5:11-16. So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth.
Luke 1:46-55. He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly.
The Magnificat is Mary’s song of joy for all that she sees God is doing: restoring balance by raising up he lowly; righting injustice by feeding the hungry; and remembering Israel, his servant. The Lord never forgets his promises or abandons his people. It is easy to overlook or undervalue the faith of those who belong to other Christian communities, particularly if those communities are small. But the Lord makes his people whole by raising up the lowly so that the value of each is recognised. We are called to see as He sees and to value each of our Christian brothers and sisters as He values them.
God of Hope,
Help us to remember that you are with us in our suffering.
Help us to embody hope for one another when hopelessness is a frequent unwelcomed guest in our hearts.
Grant us the gift of being grounded in your loving Spirit as we work together to eradicate all forms of oppression and injustice.
Give us the courage to love what, whom and how you love, and to express this love in our actions.
Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.