As I glanced through my Twitter page this morning, a prayer caught my eye. Spread over two "tweets" was this prayer posted by MagnificatMag:
"We pray for blessings on this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity that the unity of believers which graced the early Church will transform the faith and charity of all Christians today."Those of you familiar with this blog know that Christian Unity is truly an issue near and dear to my heart. As an evangelical with a strong appreciation for Church history and liturgical worship, I see all professing Christians who adhere to the Nicene Creed as my brothers and sisters in Christ, whether they be main-line Protestant, Evangelical, Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, or Non-Denominational. I hope that many of you will join me in praying for Christian Unity this week even as our prayers reach out to those who so desperately need the aid and grace of Christ in Haiti.
Speaking of Haiti, in an e-mail last night, Father Acker of Alpine Anglican Church of the Blessed Trinity sent us a link for the Anglican Relief and Development Fund; Bishop Boyce is on the board of this organization.
Included in the e-mail was this wonderful prayer which I am printing to use in our homeschool this week and for as long as is needed:
O MERCIFUL God, and heavenly Father, who hast taught us in thy holy Word that thou dost not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men; Look with pity, we beseech thee, upon the sorrows of men, women, and children of Haiti for whom our prayers are offered. Remember them, O Lord, in mercy; endue their souls with patience; comfort them with a sense of thy goodness; lift up thy countenance upon them, and give them peace; Direct and provide for those providing relief and aid, O Lord, that by our giving thy holy name may be glorified and thy love made known ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.Continuing in prayer for the good people of Haiti and for those who are helping them in many ways and for loving unity within the Church of Christ Jesus,