Week Of Prayer For Christian Unity
Posted by james0235 on January 25, 2008
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all. (Ephesians 4:1-6 RSVCE)
I opened the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity with a prayer taken from the Good Friday General Intercessions of the Ordinary From of the Roman Rite. I think it is fitting to close the week with the version of this prayer used in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. This one is a bit less “politically correct”.
For Church Unity
LET US PRAY also for heretics and schismatics: that our Lord God would rescue them from all their errors, and recall them to their holy Mother, the Catholic and Apostolic Church.
Let us pray.
Let us kneel down.
Almighty and everlasting God, Who savest all and wouldst that none should perish: turn Thy gaze to souls deceived and led astray by the devil; may they cast off the evil of their heresy and in true repentance of their errors return to the unity of Thy truth. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
Great Intercessions, Good Friday, 1962 Roman Missal (Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite)