An annual celebration to pray for the unity of all Christians.
Christians around the world gather to pray, worship, reflect on scripture and share in fellowship. In the northern hemisphere, the dates for Week of Prayer are held the eight days between the feasts of the confession of St. Peter (January 18th) and the feast of the conversion of St. Paul (January 25th). In the southern hemisphere it is usually held during the Pentecost season. Each year, there is a theme and materials for suggested worship and prayer based on an eight-day cycle. These materials for Week of Prayer are written by a writing team representative of one country in the world.
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity materials for 2024 were prepared by an ecumenical team in Burkina Faso.
The materials for the 2024 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity were prepared by an ecumenical
team from Burkina Faso facilitated by the local Chemin Neuf Community (CCN)1. The theme chosen is “You shall love the Lord your God ... and your neighbour as yourself” (Lk 10:27). Ecumenical friends from the Catholic Archdiocese of Ouagadougou, Protestant Churches,ecumenical bodies and the CCN in Burkina Faso collaborated generously in drafting the prayers and reflections and experienced their work together as a real path of ecumenical conversion.