Day 6 of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2010 - Saturday

These resources can be found at the Churches Together website.

1. What are the passages of Scripture that mean
most to you?
2. Who or what in your life makes your heart
burn with a passion for the gospel and a desire
to give witness to Christ?
3. Which Biblical passages have helped you to
understand more fully the witness of other

Isaiah 55:10; Psalm 119:17-40; 2 Timothy 3:14-17;
Luke 24.28-35 – Jesus opens the Scriptures for two travellers

Were not our hearts burning within us
while he was talking to us on the road,
while he was opening the scriptures to us?
(Luke 24:28-35)

The Word was made flesh and words about the
Word made print: mere shapes on a page, potent
symbols and signs of God’s purpose.
And, balanced by bread broken before them,
travellers, burned by digestion of the words,
saw and understood.
Words and bread, minds and hearts:
twin pillars of persuasion, of staggering truth,
turning stumbling travellers into delighted
disciples, tripping back to share their joy.

God, we praise and thank you for your saving
Word reaching out to us through the Sacred
We thank you, too, for the brothers and sisters with
whom we share your Word and discover together
the abundance of your love.
We pray for the light of your Holy Spirit, so that
your Word may lead and direct us into the unity
you will for the sake of the world.
God, we pray for troubled travellers:
disappointed by disunity, devastated by loss,
submerged in sorrow, fearful of the future,
needing hope.