The prayer of Jesus
We want to make our own the prayer of Jesus, who was the first to pray for unity: “That they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I am in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you sent me”. (Jn 17:21). Today we want to hear what the Spirit is saying to the Churches leading us towards Christian unity.
Every day we pray for unity: Lord Jesus, who prayed that all might be one, we pray to you for the unity of Christians, according to your will, according to your means. May your Spirit enable us to experience the suffering caused by division, to see our sin, and to hope beyond hope. Amen.
Our daily commitment
Members of different churches take part in the Net For God network – Catholics, Protestants, Evangelicals, Pentecostals, Orthodox and Anglicans – and commit themselves to praying together and to ongoing training so that they can evangelise and bear witness to the work of the Risen Lord in the world.
The vision of the “invisible monastery”
We pray for Christian unity in a special way on Thursdays, according to the vision of Paul Couturier, a French priest and pioneer of “spiritual ecumenism” in 1944:
“If every Thursday evening, the weekly commemoration of Great Thursday, an ever-growing multitude of Christians of all confessions formed an immense network encircling the earth, like a vast invisible monastery where all would be absorbed in the prayer of Christ for unity, would it not be the dawn of Christian unity that would dawn on the world? Is it not this attitude of sincere, profound, ardent spiritual emulation that the Father is waiting for to bring about the visible unity of the body of the Church, to perform all the miracles necessary to bring together in his visible Church all those who love him and who have been visibly marked with the baptismal seal?”