Lord, hear our prayer:
Almighty God, all-loving and gracious, we pray for Christians who allow themselves to be divided from each other by church teaching or their own narrow ideas. Lord, we pray, break down the barriers we build between us, destroy the walls that keep us apart, that our oneness in the body of Christ might bring glory to his name and light to those in darkness. We also pray for ourselves. Lord, you know the things that make us stumble and fall, our weakness, our secret shame. You know our words of faith and our feeble trust, our good intentions and our faltering steps. Lord, deliver us from evil, just as you promised to do. Grant us wisdom, courage, gentleness and mercy, faith and love. We know he Lord hears all our prayers and so we confidently ask these things in the name of Christ our Lord.