Every year, Christians around the world are invited to celebrate a Week of Prayer for the unity of all Christians, to reflect on scripture together, to participate in jointly-organized ecumenical services, and to share fellowship.
The theme for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021 is “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit” (John 15:5-9). This theme is developed through a series of reflections which extend over eight days and will be the basis of the Bible study. Each day will be led by a different denominational leader.
The international resources for 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity have been prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland, a group of religious sisters from different church traditions brought together by a common vocation of prayer, community life and hospitality and by their commitment to Christian unity.
Daily Bible Studies are being led by and for the churches of Regina. First Baptist is leading Tuesday’s Bible study. The Zoom link will be provided closer to the event.
- Day 1 – Monday, January 18th: Called by God: “You did not choose me but I chose you” (John 15:16a)
- Day 2 – Tuesday, January 19th: Maturing Internally: “Abide in me as I abide in you” (John 15:4)
- Day 3 – Wednesday, January 20th: Forming One Body: “Love one another as I have loved you” (John 15:12b)
- Day 4 – Thursday, January 21st: Praying Together: “I do not call you servants any longer…but I have called you friends” (John 15:15)
- Day 5 – Friday, January 22nd: Letting Oneself Be Transformed by the Word: “You have already been pruned by the word…” (John 15:3)
- Day 6 – Saturday, January 23rd: Welcoming Others: “Go and bear fruit, fruit that will last” (John 15:16b)
- Day 7 – Sunday, January 24th: Growing in Unity: “I am the vine, you are the branches” (John 15:5a)
- Day 8 – Monday, January 25th: Reconciling with all Creation: “So that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete” (John 15:11)
For further information, please contact the church.