As Iron Sharpens Iron

An ongoing and online discussion between: an Orthodox informed Ecumaniac without a denominational home, an ordained Baptist youth pastor with an open mind, a Calvinist worship leader/seminarian with a staggering vocabulary and ability to make a point, and a cradle Catholic with a love/hate relationship to Rome.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Orthodox Prayer for Unity

O All Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
we your faithful children beseech you to forgive us the sin of divisiveness,
which is rooted in our hearts, our dioceses and land.
Implant in our lives the holy vine of unity which only you can bestow
on those who have come together in your name.
Enlighten us with your grace so that we may come to the knowledge of your truth
and move our hearts to respond with trust and total obedience to your divine will.

Through the intercessions of the God-inspired Holy Fathers of the Council at Nicaea,
who in harmony decreed that there should be one hierarch in each city
serving your faithful as a loving father over his children,
one shepherd over a united flock,
we also praise your all holy name.

O Father who is without beginning,
O Son who is eternal
O Holy Spirit, the life-creator,
illuminate the way and guide us all to once again unite your Holy Church.



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