Prayer for Christian Unity by Pope John Paul II

To Our Lady for Christian Unity

Spouse of the Holy Spirit and Seat of Wisdom, help us
in the great endeavor that we are carrying out to meet
on a more and more mature way our brothers and sisters
in the faith, with whom so many things unite us,
although there is still something dividing us. Through
all the means of knowledge, of mutual respect, of love,
shared collaboration in various fields, may we be able to
rediscover gradually the divine plan for the unity in
which we should enter. Mother of unity, teach us
constantly the ways that lead to unity.

Allow us in the future to go out to meet human beings
and all the peoples that are seeking God and wishing to
serve him on the way of different religions. Help us all
to proclaim Christ.

Mother of Good Counsel, show us always how we are to
serve the individual and humanity in every nation, how
we are to lead them along the ways of salvation. How
we are to protect justice and peace in a world
continually threatened on various sides. Let us entrust
to you all the difficult problems of the societies,
systems, and states–problems that cannot be solved
with hatred, war and self-destruction but only by peace,
justice, and respect for the rights of people and nations.

The Essential Mary Handbook: a summary of beliefs, practices, and prayers : with a glossary of key terms and cross-referenced to the Catechism of the Catholic Church / [edited and compiled by Judith A. Bauer] Imprint Liguori, Mo.: Liguori Publications, c1999, BX2160.2 .E88 1999 , p. 127+

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