Prayer services focus on unity

A prayer service to commemorate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is set for Sunday, Jan. 20, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 10600 N Council Road.
From Staff Reports Published: January 20, 2013

These dates were originally chosen because they included the Christian celebrations of St. Peter on Jan. 18 and St. Paul on Jan. 25.

“On the night of the Last Supper, Jesus prayed for his disciples, ‘that all may be one (John 17:21).' Unfortunately, today all Christians are not united,” Bird, pastor of Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Church, said. “The goal of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is to pray for the unity that Christ wills by whatever way he wills it.”

The international theme chosen for the 2013 observance, “What Does God Require of Us?” is taken from Micah 6: 6-8.

The mission of the Oklahoma Alliance for Liturgy & the Arts, a Christian nonprofit interdenominational organization, is to enhance communal worship by promoting the visual and performing arts in Oklahoma churches.