Llangollen Methodist Church

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18th to 25th January

There are many different Christian churches and denominations, but all have the same basic calling – to worship God, to share the good news about Jesus Christ and to work together for the good of all people.

Churches Together ( Cytun in Wales) is committed to deepening fellowship between different churches and, without losing what makes each one interestingly different, to working together towards a greater visible unity. Our local Group has not been able to meet during the pandemic, but a meeting has been convened on Wednesday January 19th at 4pm in the Memorial Hall so that we might pray together. Representatives from all local faith groups have been invited. 

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is held annually across the world. This year the resources for daily prayer and a special Service have been prepared by Churches of the Middle East. These are available for download only this year from the website. This is what they say by way of introduction, and is worthy of all our thoughts and prayers;

“Serving the Gospel today requires a commitment to the human being, especially the poorest, the weakest, and those marginalised. It requires from the churches transparency and accountability in dealing with the world and with each other. This means that churches need to co-operate to provide relief to the afflicted, to welcome the displaced, to relieve the burdened and to build a just and honest society. This is a call for churches to work together so that young people can build a future according to God’s heart, a future in which all human beings can experience life, peace, justice, and love. “

wpcuclick on image for WPCU 2022 English pamphlet 

From the Churches Together website                    

Introduction

The story of the Magi visiting the Holy Family in Bethlehem is one very familiar to us. The Magi have sometimes been seen as a symbol of the world’s diversity – different religions and cultures – that comes to pay homage to the Christ-child. The story might therefore represent the unity of all created that God desires.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2022 has been prepared by the churches of the Middle East, the history of which was, and still is, characterised by conflict and strife, tainted with blood and darkened by injustice and oppression. The Christians of the Middle East offer these resources conscious that the world shares many of the travails and much of the difficulties that it experiences, and yearns for a light to lead the way to the Saviour who is the light that overcomes darkness.

Serving the Gospel today requires a commitment to the human being, especially the poorest, the weakest and those marginalised. It requires from the churches transparency and accountability in dealing with the world, and with each other. This means churches need to cooperate to provide relief to the afflicted, to welcome the displaced, to relieve the burdened, and to build a just and honest society. This is a call for churches to work together so that young people can build a good future according to God’s heart, a future in which all human beings can experience life, peace, justice, and love.

Christian Aid

Each year Christian Aid provides the Go and Do action points for each of the daily reflections – linking into the important work of Christian Aid in the relief of poverty and advocacy of justice.

Social media

Show your support for Christian Unity by posting unity messages and details of your events to our Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Twitter wall – simply add the #wpcuwall hashtag to your Twitter post (note there is a delay before they appear). You can also find updates about the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on Twitter by following the #wpcu2022 hashtag.

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  • Denbighshire
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