What does God require of us? (cf. Micah 6:6-8)

by Julien Hammond on January 17th, 2013

January is a month in which Christians pay particular attention to the unity of the church. To be precise, Christians worldwide dedicate an entire week during the month to pray for unity among the followers of Jesus and especially to overcome historical and present divisions that exist between our church communities.

This year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated in Canada from January 20-27, 2013. The theme for the week is inspired by the well-known biblical text of Micah 6.8: What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

What God requires of us today is to walk the path of justice, mercy and humility, particularly in the service of those who are socially marginalized, politically under-represented, economically exploited and culturally subjugated.

Worship materials for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2013 were prepared by a working group of ecumenical leaders from India and activities for the week are meant to have a distinctly Indian flavour. A resource kit to help plan activities for the Week of Prayer is available by clicking on the link.

It is our hope that your schedule will permit you to participate in or organize a prayer service, bible study, social action initiative or some other action to animate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in your local neighbourhood or community. Please contact us with your suggestions or ideas or to let us know of a happening in your area.

We pray for the day when it will truly be said of all who follow Our Lord, Jesus Christ, “They love one another as Jesus loves!”

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