The Christian Council of Trinidad and Tobago is inviting parishioners, religious communities and school children to observe the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and peace in the world, May 13–20. This year’s theme is Your Right Hand, O Lord, Glorious in Power (Ex 15:6).
The Churches of the Caribbean were chosen to draft material for the 2018 Week of Prayer, under the leadership of Archbishop of Kingston Kenneth Richards, coordinator of the Drafting Team on behalf of the Antilles Episcopal Conference, Chairman of the AEC Ecumenism Commission, together with General Secretary of the Caribbean Conference of Churches Gerard Granado and persons of other Christian faiths.
The Biblical reflections for the Week of Prayer are as follows: Day 1: “You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt”; Day 2: “No longer as a slave but a beloved brother”; Day 3: “Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit”; Day 4: “Hope and healing”; Day 5: “Hark, the cry of my poor people from far and wide in the land!”; Day 6: “Let us look to the interests of others”; Day 7: “Building family in household church”; and Day 8: “He will gather the dispersed…from the four corners of the earth”.
The Christian Council has representatives of the African Methodist Episcopal, Anglican, Ethiopian Orthodox, Moravian, Presbyterian and Roman Catholic Churches and The Salvation Army.