A “Festival of Prayer” will take place in Winnipeg January 18 – 25, 2015 to mark the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The theme and resources for 2015 were prepared by a working group formed by representatives of the National Council of Christian Churches of Brazil: Jesus said to her: “Give me a drink.” (John 4:7). The encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman invites us to try water from a different well and also to offer a little water of our own. In diversity, we enrich each other. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is a privileged moment for prayer, encounter and dialogue. It is an opportunity to recognize the richness and value present in the other, and to ask God for the gift of unity.
The 2015 Festival of Prayer will begin with a City-wide Ecumenical Worship Service at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday January 18th at St. John’s Anglican Cathedral, 135 Anderson Avenue, Winnipeg. All are cordially invited to participate in this opening celebration with church leaders and to experience different Christian traditions in the various services that will be held throughout the Festival of Prayer. For more information, please click here.