Lord we pray for your Church. We pray that all Christians may grow closer to one another in faith, in understanding and in love.
God our Creator,
You have made us to find joy in fellowship
and to find learning in attending to the wisdom of others.
Strengthen all Christians by the Holy Spirit, that we may live together in your love and your peace.
Give us, we pray, your gifts of understanding, patience and openness,
that we may grow together evermore visibly, as the Church worshipping you, the one true God,
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
(The Canterbury Book of New Parish Prayers by M.J. Kramer)