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      The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

As persons, as a community, as the entire church, we wish to unite ourselves to Christ in order to keep his commandment of loving one another as He has loved us (Jn 15:12). (Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity)


The Theme for 2021

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2021 was prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp. The theme that was chosen, “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit”, is based on John 15:1-17.

Biblical Text for 2021 : John 15:1-17

I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another. (New Revised Standard Version)

A Journey of Prayer :

For the eight days of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2021, we propose a journey of prayer:

  • Day 1: Called by God: “You did not choose me but I chose you” (Jn 15:16a)
  • Day 2: Maturing internally: “Abide in me as I abide in you” (Jn 15:4a)
  • Day 3: Forming one body: “Love one another as I have loved you” (Jn 15:12b)
  • Day 4: Praying together: “I do not call you servants any longer … but I have called you friends” (Jn 15:15)
  • Day 5: Letting oneself be transformed by the Word: “You have already been pruned by the word…” (Jn 15:3)
  • Day 6: Welcoming others: “Go and bear fruit, fruit that will last” (Jn 15:16b)
  • Day 7: Growing in unity: “I am the vine, you are the branches” (Jn 15:5a)
  • Day 8: Reconciling with all of creation: “So that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete” (Jn 15:11)

Resources for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021 (PDF)

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

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