Lord Jesus, you prayed that your disciples might be united with each other, in a unity grounded in your oneness with the Father and the Holy Spirit. May your prayer for unity grow in the depths of the hearts and minds of all Christians and especially those gathered in the churches of Monroe. May we be one in our words, that a single reverent prayer might rise before you; may we be one in our yearning and pursuit of justice; may we be one in love, serving you by serving the least of our sisters and brothers. Lord, make us one in you. Amen.
(adapted from a prayer by Mgr. Donald Bolen)
Confession of Saint Peter - January 18
Almighty Father, who inspired Saint Peter, first among the apostles, to confess Jesus as Messiah and Son of the living God: Keep your Church steadfast upon the rock of this faith, so that in unity and peace we may proclaim the one truth and follow the one Lord, our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.