Join us for the 2023 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Join the Friars and many faithful from Christian denominations around the world for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Jan. 18-25, 2023.
Our theme for 2023 is “Do Good, Seek Justice.” The theme is inspired by Isaiah 1:12-18, which laments a lack of justice among the People of God. Yet it also promises redemption by encouraging acts of justice. Like Isaiah, we hope to inspire a renewed desire and effort for justice among the Christian peoples around the world.
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity began as an eight-day period of prayer called the Church Unity Octave at Graymoor and was established by founders of the Society of the Atonement, Mother Lurana White, SA, and Servant of God Father Paul of Graymoor.
Daily Scripture and Prayer Guide
2023 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Day Eight
Day 8, Give justice to the weak and the orphan; maintain the right of the lowly and the destitute. (Psalm 82: 1-4)
2023 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Day Seven
Day 7, So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth. (Job 5:11-16)
2023 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Day Six
Day 6, I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak. (Ezekiel 34: 15-20)
2023 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Day Five
Day 5, For there our captors asked us for songs, and our tormentors asked us for mirth, saying, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” (Psalm 137:1-4)
2023 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Day Four
Day 4, Again, I saw all the oppressions that are practiced under the sun. Look, the tears of the oppressed - with no one to comfort them! On the side of their oppressors there was power with no one to comfort them. (Ecclesiastes 4: 1-5)
2023 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Day Three
Day 2, And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6: 6-8)
2023 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Day Two
Day 2, When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous, but dismay to evildoers. (Proverbs 21:13-15)
2023 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Day One
Day 1, Learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan; plead for the widow. (Isaiah 1:12-18)