Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

week for prayersEach year, the World Council of Churches sets aside a week specifically for Christians to pray together for Christian unity. In the southern hemisphere in 2015, this week is 17 – 24 May; the week between Ascension and Pentecost.

The scriptural basis for this year’s week of prayer is John 4:1-42, and in particular, the passage “Jesus said the her, ‘Give me to drink’.”

Every year Christians from a different country or city prepare the service materials. This year, a group of churches in Brazil were invited to prepare the resources, and these were then agreed to by the World Council of Churches and the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity. The resources have been adapted for use in Australia by the Faith and Unity Commission of the National Council of Churches in Australia.

These resources are freely available for use in schools and parishes in order to support prayer for Christian Unity, and can be found under the resources section of this page. Please feel free to use them in any prayer services and gatherings that you may hold


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