Octave of Christian Unity invites us to pray
Today begins the Octave of Prayer for the Unity of Christians. A spiritual work given to us by Father Paul of Graymoor and approved by Pope Saint Pius X. This prayer of Fr Sergius Bulgakov ought to be in our heart.
O Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, thou didst promise to abide with us always. Thou dost call all Christians to draw near and partake of Thy Body and Blood. But our sin has divided us and we have no power to partake of Thy Holy Eucharist together. We confess this our sin and we pray Thee, forgive us and help us to serve the ways of reconciliation, according to Thy Will. Kindle our hearts with the fire of the Holy Spirit. Give us the spirit of Wisdom and faith, of daring and of patience, of humility and firmness, of love and of repentance, through the prayers of the most blessed Mother of God and of all the saints. Amen.