As we end the season of Christmas, we begin the third week with ‘Prayer for all Christian Unity’.

We are invited to live the call to love God and our neighbor as ourselves.

While Jesus was on earth, he wanted all people to be united as one and to love each other.  This year’s theme is: from the bible St. Luke 10; 27:

“You shall love the Lord, your God with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself”.

Togetherness is what Jesus wanted.  Join in one spirit, cross the bridge and unite yourself with other people, no matter what their differences:  their color, their languages and religion etc.  Walk and live in harmony with others, respect them, and practice solidarity by focusing on relationships.                                           

Togetherness starts in the family: parents create harmony and unity with your children and support them.  First let us be attentive to the Word of God in oneself.

‘Know that the Lord is God, He made us and we are his, we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.” Psalm 100 v 13

United in prayer we can be one, pray for peace, reconciliation and create oneness. It all starts by loving others and being charitable in our ways of doing. Take some time to seek the Lord and to hear his voice and ask for the grace to forgive the person who has hurt you. One good prayer that I suggest is to recite the Our Father, who art in heaven….

Pope Francis invites us to pray for the gift of diversity in the church. Different charisms do exist, may we discover and ask the Holy Spirit to make us recognize the richness of these different ritual traditions by the church. They are gifts from God. Let us pray and appreciate what they are. It was the tradition to celebrate ‘Christian Unity Day’ on Sundays, the resurrection of the Lord, and this tradition has kept on.

Lord, help us to unite ourselves to all Christians of faith.

Unite me to your loving heart and empower me to love others.