18 January 2013

Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Octave of Prayer
For Christian Unity

The Chair of Saint Peter


 ANTIPHON: That they all may be one, as Thou, Father, in me and I in Thee; that they also may be one in Us; that the world may believe that Thou hast sent me. 

 V. I say unto thee, thou art Peter; 
 R. And upon this rock I will build my Church. 

 [Here is brought to mind the intention for the day's prayer.]

  • January 18: For the return of the "other sheep" to the One Fold of our Lord Jesus Christ. 
  • January 19: For the return of the Eastern Orthodox Christians to communion with the Apostolic See.
  • January 20: For the return of the Anglicans to the authority of the Vicar of Christ. 
  • January 21: For the return of all Protestants throughout the world to the unity of the Catholic Church. 
  • January 22: That Christians in America may be one, in union with the Chair of Saint Peter. 
  • January 23: That lapsed Catholics will return to the Sacraments of the Church. 
  • January 24: That the Jewish people will be converted to the Catholic Faith. 
  • January 25: That missionary zeal will conquer the world for Christ. 

Let us pray. 

O Lord Jesus Christ, who saidst unto Thine Apostles: Peace I leave you, My peace I give to you; regard not our sins, but the faith of Thy Church, and grant unto her that peace and unity which are agreeable to Thy Will; Who livest and reignest ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

+Father Paul Wattson, pray for us to the Lord that all may be one.