Week of Prayer for Christian Unity—January 18-25
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has a history of over 100 years, in which Christians around the world have taken part in an octave of prayer for visible Christian unity. By annually observing the WPCU, Christians move toward the fulfillment of Jesus’ prayer at the Last Supper “that they all may be one.” (cf. John 17:21)
The theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2023 is “Do Good, Seek Justice.”. The theme, taken from the first chapter of the Book of Isaiah, reflects his concern for the oppressed who suffer from injustice and inequality fed by hypocrisy that leads to disunity. He teaches that God requires righteousness and justice from all of us, to create the peace and unity that God desires. These virtues originate in God’s love for all, that all people belong to Christ, and we need to embrace diversity. Isaiah’s challenge to do good and seek justice together applies equally to us today.
All are invited to participate in special prayer services being held for this week. In addition to St. Andrew, our neighboring Christian Churches invite you to join them in prayer. A list of dates and locations is below. All events begin at 7:00pm.
Thursday, January 19—St. Paul Methodist Church 620 Romeo Rd, Rochester, MI 48307
Sunday, January 22—St. Philip Episcopal Church 100 Romeo Rd, Rochester, MI 48307
Monday, January 23—St. Andrew Catholic Church 1400 Inglewood, Rochester MI 48307
Tuesday, January 24—University Presbyterian Church 1385 S Adams Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309