The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will take p[ace from 18 – 25 January. The theme chosen for this year is: “That all may be free”. Throughout the Christian world, people of different denominations come together during this special week for conferences, prayer services and social gatherings. As we celebrate the week, we recall how an Episcopalian Franciscan priest from America, Fr Paul Watson, started these gatherings in 1908 by praying for Christian Unity. This year and our Ecumenical Service will take place in St Patrick’s COI Cathedral, Armagh on Wednesday 24 January at 7.30pm. The guest preacher will be Fr Kieran McDermott, Administrator of St Mary’s Pro Cathedral, Dublin. All are welcome to join for the special service.
God our Father, we ask you to send your Holy Spirit ever more deeply into our hearts and minds that we may think thoughts of peace, speak words that build up and do the truth always in love, the truth that sets us free, the truth that gives us hope, AMEN