We continue in this octive (8 days) of prayer for Christian Unity,
using resources graciously provided by The Canadian Council of Churches.
Psalm 82:1-4. Give justice to the weak and the orphan; maintain the right of the lowly and the destitute.
Luke 18:1-8. Will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night?
Jesus tells the parable of the widow and the unjust judge in order to teach the people “about their need to pray always and not to lose heart” (Lk 18:1). Jesus has won a decisive victory over injustice, sin and division, and as Christians our task is to receive this victory firstly in our own hearts through prayer and secondly in our lives through action. May we never lose heart, but rather continue to ask in prayer for God’s gift of unity and may we manifest this unity in our lives.
God, Creator and Redeemer of all things,
teach us to look inward to be grounded in your loving Spirit,
so that we may go outward in wisdom and courage
to always choose the path of love and justice.
This we pray in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit.