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.
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
The Unity Synod of our worldwide Moravian Church met in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Aug. 12-20, 2016. About 70 delegates from 26 Unity and Mission Provinces participated, in addition to invited guests, Synod staff and observers.
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