A Prayer for Unity

Here’s an entry from The Christophers’ “Three Minutes a Day” book:

In order to help us achieve the unity to which God calls us, here is a special prayer to the Holy Spirit:

“When we are divided in our family, Holy Spirit, make us one.

“When wars divide us, Holy Spirit, make us one.

“When injustice and exploitation build barriers, Holy Spirit, make us one.

“When divisions beset your Church, Holy Spirit, make us one.

“When sin separates us from the Body of Christ, Holy Spirit, make us one.

“When we come to the final stage of our life’s journey, Holy Spirit, make us one. Amen.”

Families, workplaces, churches, and nations all suffer from divisions from time to time, some of which can lead to physical or emotional violence. We need God’s help in order to bring healing to these situations. Be open to the Holy Spirit’s loving guidance.

The spirit of the Lord God is upon me…he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted. (Isaiah 61:1)

Help me to be a peacemaker, Holy Spirit.

About Tony Rossi

After graduating from St. John's University in New York with degrees in Communications and English, Tony Rossi found a job at the Catholic media organization, The Christophers, that allowed him to indulge his interest in religion, media, and pop culture. He served as The Christophers' TV producer for 11 years, and is currently the host and producer of the organization's radio show/podcast Christopher Closeup, writer and editor of their syndicated Light One Candle column, and producer/scriptwriter of the annual Christopher Awards ceremony.