For over a century and around the world, Christians across traditions and denominations have gathered together over the eight days of January 18-25. This ?Week of Prayer? creates space for followers of Jesus to join Jesus? own prayer for their unity, shared so beautifully in the Gospel of John, chapter 17.
Seattle University?s School of Theology and Ministry partners with the Church Council of Greater Seattle and the Archdiocese of Seattle to plan daily Week of Prayer?gatherings as well as a regional prayer service each year.
This year, on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 7:00-8:30pm, Plymouth Congregational Church in downtown Seattle will host the regional gathering. The evening will include a well filled with water by representatives from partnering churches, a special reading and sharing from the school?s very own Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon, as well as a special gift in honor of the theme. A reception will follow.
Each year, a different community from around the world chooses the theme. This 2015 global theme was chosen by the churches in Brazil, and comes from the Gospel of John 4:17, ?Give Me Water to Drink.? The passage tells the story of Jesus' meeting with the Samaritan woman by the well?demonstrating inclusion and grace at an incredibly deep and challenging level.
Please join us!
More information on the school?s gatherings for the Week of Prayer, here.
Read more about the global Week of Prayer, through the World Council of Churches, here.