It is the Lord’s Prayer that Can Unite All Christians

In a report titled “Why does Christianity have so many denominations?” published by Live Science on July 30, 2022, the author, Donavyn Coffey, wrote that there were more than 45,000 denominations globally today! With this knowledge, we can now appreciate why Jesus prayed for our unity towards the end of His Last Supper before He entered the Garden of Gethsemane.

20 “My prayer is not for them [disciples] alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in meso that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

25 “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 26 I have made you[e] known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”

John 17:20-26 (NIV)

How can Christian’s be united? In His prayer for unity, Jesus also provided the answer, and that is, He gave us His glory (verse 22). This is His set of qualities such as prayerful life, unconditional love, forgiveness, humility, compassion, self-control, authority and obedience. A list is provided by Susan Nelson at her blog site.

Now in Psalm 33:1, we read: How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!

Since the Book of Psalms is the 19th book of the bible, the identifier of Psalm 133:1 is (19+133+1=153).

CONCLUSION. By praying the Lord’s Prayer daily at the prescribed times {10.35am, 10.53am, 1.35pm, 1.53pm, 3.15pm, 3.51pm, 5.13pm, 5.31pm}, we can all be united spiritually and in the truth of Jesus Christ, and become prayerful like Him.

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