Sunday, 13 January 2013

Novena for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18-25th January 2013

Please join in the worldwide prayers for unity this week by making this short novena we'll be using here at St.Edward's, praying for the different daily intentions below. This novena prayer will be said after all Masses this week:

Daily Novena Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, You called Your Church into being, founded her on the rock of Peter's faith, and prayed that she might be one. Look down upon Your Church today as she stands buffeted by the storms of an unbelieving world and distressed within by the weakness of sin and division. As You prayed for her once as You sweated blood in Your Agony, pray for her now from Your position of power at the right hand of the Father. Send down Your Holy Spirit to heal her divisions, confirm her in that Truth which You are, and restore her to that unity which once she knew. We ask this of You who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, One God for ever and ever. Amen.
Followed by: Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory Be.

Pray Intention for Each Day of the Novena:
(1) Fri 18th Jan, For Christians across the world
(2) Sat 19th, For Bell Street Methodist/URC Church
(3) Sun 20th,For ‘Father’s House’ church
(4) Mon 21st, For St Peter’s, St James, St John’s Anglican Churches
(5) Tues 22nd, For the Society of Friends (Quakers)
(6) Wed 23rd, For St Edward’s Catholic Church
(7) Thurs 24th, For all Lapsed Christians
(8) Fri 25th, For all those of no particular Faith

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