Christians of various denominations gathered together at Our Mother of Perpetual Help (OMPH) Church to Pray for Unity on 7 February 2017 at 7.30pm.
Nine denominations participated in the prayer event, amongst them: Elim Gospel Hall, the Presbyterian Church, Methodist Church, Anglican Church, Gideon Bible Service, Four Square Church, Golden Lampstand, Baptist Church and OMPH. The congregation numbered around 150.
Father Joseph Stephen said that the history of Praying for Unity began after Vatican II.
“Since 1964 the third week in January is set aside for Christian Unity where the church prays for 1week period .
“As it was the Chinese New Year this year the organizing committee of Christian Brothers postponed it to a later date”.
“Let us pray in this time together that we Christians will aspire and long that the truth will be part of our evangelical passion to really embrace the truth and live it”
The various Pastors then took turns to pray for the family, the country and the Christians and missionaries.
The session ended when the congregation lit a candle symbolizing the Flame of Unity among all the Churches.
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