A passagem bíblica escolhida para a celebração do centésimo aniversário da Semana de Oração pela Unidade dos Cristãos é extraída da 1ª Carta aos Tessalonicenses. A celebração proposta nos lembra a convicção religiosa americana, profundamente enraizada no poder da oração.
This year's theme for the week of prayer was chosen in the USA. The initial draft of material represents the working relationship between the Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute, the NCCCUSA, the USCCB and the Interchurch Center in their annual efforts in the United States to promote the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. All those involved have taken special note of the 100th anniversary of the Church Unity Octave first observed at Graymoor, in Garrison, New York, from 18-25 January 1908. The preparation of the theme and texts celebrate the history of 100 years of prayer while calling for a reinvigoration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, hence the theme, Â‘Pray without ceasing'.
Commission on Faith and Order