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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Day 8

by Burnhead Church

Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise”. (Luke 10:37) Lord, may our mercy be a sign of your Kingdom Additional scripture passages Romans 12: 9-13 Psalm 41: 1-2 Commentary Through these words – “Go and do likewise” – Jesus sends each of us, and our churches, to live out His commandment to love. Inspired […]

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Day 7

by Burnhead Church

Jesus said: “Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbour?” (Luke 10:36) Lord, show us how to respond to our neighbour Additional scripture passages Philippians 2: 1-5 Psalm 10: 17-18 Commentary At the end of the parable, Jesus asked the lawyer: who was the neighbour to the man who was robbed? The lawyer […]

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Day 6

by Burnhead Church

Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. (Luke 10: 34) Lord, turn our churches into ‘inns’, welcoming those in need Additional scripture passages Genesis 18: 4-5 Psalm 5: 11-12 Commentary The man who fell into the hands of robbers was cared for by a […]

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Day 5

by Burnhead Church

He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. (Luke 10: 34) Lord, help us see the wounds and find hope Additional scripture passages Joel 2: 23-27 Psalm 104: 14-15, 27-30 Commentary The Good Samaritan did what he could out of his own resources: he poured oil and wine […]

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Day 4

by Burnhead Church

When he saw him, he passed by on the other side. (Luke 10: 31) May we never turn away from those in need Additional scripture passages Isaiah 58: 4-8a Psalm 34: 15-22 Commentary The priest and Levite who walked by on the other side may have had religious reasons for not helping. The beginning of […]

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Day 3

by Burnhead Church

“Who is my neighbour?” (Luke 10: 29) Lord, open our hearts to those we do not see Additional scripture passages Romans 13: 8-10 Psalm 119: 57-63 Commentary The teacher of the law wanted to justify himself, hoping that the neighbour he is called to love is one of his own faith and people. This is […]

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Day 2

by Burnhead Church

Jesus answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself.” (Luke 10: 27) Help me, Lord, to receive your love, that I may make you manifest in loving well, both myself and […]

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Day 1

by Burnhead Church

A lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” (Luke 10: 25) Help us, Lord, to have a life turned towards you. Additional scripture passages Romans 14: 8-9 Psalm 103: 13-18 Commentary “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” This crucial question asked of Jesus […]

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2024

by Burnhead Church

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2024 Go and Do Likewise 18–25 January 2024 Welcome The parable of the Good Samaritan is one of the best known passages of Scripture, yet one that never seems to lose its power to challenge indifference to suffering and to inspire solidarity. It is a story about crossing boundaries […]