2017 Watchwords

Each year our brothers and sisters in the European Continental Province carry on the tradition of selecting Watchwords for the Unity Provinces, Mission Provinces and Unity Undertakings of the Moravian Church.

The Watchword for our Southern Province is drawn from the Daily Texts for August 6:

“Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.” Psalm 105:3

“On the first day of the week, when we met to break bread, Paul was holding a discussion with them.” Acts 20:7

Aug. 6 is a Sunday, so the Watchword for the Week and the assigned lectionary readings may be useful for further reflection.

2017 Unity Prayer Watch

Since 1957  the Unity Prayer Watch has assured that prayer for the work and witness of our world-wide Moravian Church is being offered somewhere in the world 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  The Prayer Watch is a renewal of the “hourly intercession”, begun in Herrnhut in 1727 which continued uninterrupted for 100 years.

The time assigned to members of our Southern Province is January 1 to 17, 2017.  A schedule of prayer has been provided to each congregation.  Here is a link to the 2017 Unity Prayer Watch Topics