Prayer and Bible study lay the foundation for all that the WCC member churches do together to fulfil their common calling to the glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They are an integral part of meetings and programmes organized by the WCC and activities at its Ecumenical Centre in Geneva.
In common prayer, people from different cultural, racial, social, theological, and liturgical backgrounds are united in spirit, even if they are praying in different places. Thus, the fellowship of God’s people is manifested and strengthened.
The WCC develops and gathers materials for prayer, and encourages theological reflection on the significance of prayer in ecumenical contexts.