2012 Ecumenical Prayer Calendar

This Prayer for Unity and monthly prayer calendar include by name the judicatories and congregations that are members of the North Carolina Council of Churches and the names of their current leaders. Your prayers for reconciliation are invited for all Christian bodies in and beyond the state.

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A Prayer for Unity

Holy One, whose love has been poured into our hearts through Jesus Christ in the Holy Spirit,

and who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish far more than we can ask or imagine,

infuse us with a longing for reconciliation.

Help us maintain the unity of your Spirit in the bond of peace.

In these days when people and places are affected by strife and its threat, make us light to the world.

When we get tired and confused, take us by the hand and show us the way forward.

Help us transform barriers into bridges.

We remember especially this day [Insert name of judicatory or congregation and its leader]

We give thanks for the spiritual gifts These sisters and brothers in Christ share with all your people.

Remind us that these ministries are for your whole church in your whole world.

This we pray in the name of the One who calls us to be one,

Your Son our Savior, Jesus Christ.


Adapted from a prayer by The Rev. Dr. Diane C. Kessler, retired Executive Director, Massachusetts Council of Churches.


Second Episcopal District, African Methodist Episcopal Church
Bishop Adam J. Richardson, Jr.

Diocese of Raleigh, Roman Catholic Church
The Most Rev. Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
January 18-25, 2010


Eastern North Carolina Episcopal District, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
The Rt. Rev. Richard Thompson, Presiding Bishop

Regional Synod of New York, Reformed Church in America
The Rev. Jon Norton, Executive Minister

Knollwood Baptist Church
Dr. Bob Setzer, Jr.,  Pastor

Mars Hill Baptist Church
The Rev. Tommy Justus, Pastor


Piedmont Episcopal District, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
The Rt. Rev. George W. C. Walker, Sr., Presiding Bishop

Presbytery of Western North Carolina, Presbyterian Church (USA),
The Rev. Bobbi White, General Presbyter

Unity Fellowship Church Movement, Fourth Jurisdiction (South)
Bishop Tonyia Rawls


General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
The Rev. Haywood Gray, Executive Secretary and Treasurer

Presbytery of Charlotte, Presbyterian Church (USA),
The Rev. Dr. Samuel E. Roberson, General Presbyter/Stated Clerk

North Carolina Council of Churches
Rev. George Reed, Executive Director


Seventh Episcopal District, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Presiding Bishop Thomas L. Hoyt, Jr.

Southern Conference, United Church of Christ
The Rev. Edward S. Davis, Designated Conference Minister

Myers Park Baptist Church
The Rev. Dr. H. Stephen Shoemaker, Pastor


Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in North Carolina
The Rev. John M. Richardson, Regional Minister

Metropolitan Community Churches
Rev. Elder Lillie Brock

NC Alliance of Baptists


Diocese of East Carolina, Episcopal Church
The Rt. Rev. Clifton Daniel, 3rd, Bishop

North Carolina Conference, United Methodist Church
Bishop Alfred W. Gwinn, Jr., Resident Bishop

Olin T. Binkley Memorial Baptist Church
The Reverend Peter Carman, Pastor


Diocese of North Carolina, Episcopal Church
The Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry, Bishop

Presbytery of Coastal Carolina, Presbyterian Church (USA)
The Rev. David A. Walker, Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk

The Congregation at Duke Chapel
The Rev. Bruce Puckett, Interim Pastor


Diocese of Western North Carolina, Episcopal Church
The Rt. Rev. G. Porter Taylor, Bishop

Presbytery of New Hope, Presbyterian Church (USA)
The Rev. Ted Churn, Interim Executive Presbyter

Wake Forest Baptist Church
Rev. Susan Parker, Pastor
Rev. Angela Yarber, Pastor


North Carolina Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
The Rev. Dr. Leonard Bolick, Bishop

Presbytery of Salem, Presbyterian Church (USA)
The Rev. Sam Marshall, General Presbyter

Eastern Carolina District of the Virginia Mennonite Conference
Mennonite Church (USA)
Rev. Duane Beck Overseer


Southern Province, Moravian Church in America
Rev. David Guthrie, President

Western North Carolina Conference, United Methodist Church
Bishop Larry M. Goodpaster, Resident Bishop

Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
The Rev. Dr. Nancy E. Petty, Pastor


North Carolina Yearly Meeting, Religious Society of Friends (FUM)
Mr. John P. Porter, Superintendent

Diocese of Charlotte, Roman Catholic Church
The Most Rev. Peter J. Jugis, Bishop

Watts Street Baptist Church
The Rev. T. Melvin Williams, Jr., Pastor

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