The union of all Christians in the one true faith and in the Church
GOSPEL Matthew 16:13-19
Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesare'a Philip'pi, he asked his disciples, "Who do men say that the Son of man is?" And they said, "Some say John the Baptist, others say Eli'jah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter replied, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." And Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jona! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."
PRAYER FOR THE DAY
Let us pray.
O God, in Your mercy You set aright those who have gone astray and save those whom You have gathered together. We beseech You to pour down upon all Christian people the grace of union with You, so that putting aside disunion and attaching themselves to the true shepherd of Your Church, they may be able to serve You humbly and lovingly. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.