Disclaimer: About This Blog

THIS BLOG IS: my personal journey of how I am rethinking some of my spiritual beliefs.
THIS BLOG IS NOT: intended to point fingers at people who I think are wrong.
I do not believe the final judgement will be based on how many correct answers we get on a theology exam. I believe many people throughout history have had genuine relationships with our Lord and Saviour Jesus, despite holding questionable beliefs and practices. I make no claim to having it all figured out or being your judge. If we end up disagreeing over these topics I pray we can find a way to demonstrate grace.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Week of Prayer For Christian Unity

I just want to encourage you and make you aware that this week is the 102nd Week of Prayer For Christian Unity (January 18-25, 2011).

We may have different views as to what praying praying for unity is about. Some may vision some distant unity where all Christians join their denomination and agree with their doctrines. Others may fear that unity will mean they have to give up or water down their distinct beliefs.

Whatever your beliefs, or however you picture possible unity...

It can't hurt to pray.

Please join with Jesus and pray for unity, John 17:20 - 26 (NIV)
"My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. "Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. "Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them."
I pray that we will recognize the unity that exists. Yes we have created divisions and factions. But I believe in God's eyes there is only one Church. I believe the truth is that we are one, we just don't always see or understand it.

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1 comment:

Lysa said...

I like it and I agree. :)