Service for Unity,
Thursday, November, 4th, 2021
In the light of God are our true roots
“The principle of light is the Creator (…). We read at the end of Psalm 36 : ”in your light do we see light”.
You still have to desire it, seek it within yourself, receive its influx into your inner self, because “in you is the fountain of life”.
The only thing that can really matter to us is the gentle and hidden radiance of the “little flame” alight at the bottom of our personal identity: its own radiance changes everything there, and makes us, in the deepest sense of the term, children of the Lord.
In that light are our true roots, the object of Israel’s teaching to her sons, and also to those of the nations who listen to them.
by Claude Vigée (French Poet)
R. Amen, amen, blessed be the God of Israel
Or another chorus.
1.Loving Father, God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,
you who mourned because of the violence between Cain and Abel,
–we pray to you for peace in the Holy Land, this land where you have chosen to come and join us in our humanity
2.Loving Father, God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,
you who made possible the reconciliation between Joseph and his brothers,
-for any contempt for your people Israel, forgive us
-we pray to you, Father, to make fraternity grow between the Jewish people and the nations.
3.Loving Father, God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,
you who brought Israel out of Egypt and made your people free,
-give your joy to the Jewish people, and keep them faithful to your covenant.
4.Loving Father, God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,
you who united the twelve tribes of Israel around the Torah,
-give peace to the Jews who believe in Jesus.
5.Loving Father, God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,
you who sent your Son Jesus to save us,
-pour out your blessing on Christians who are of Jewish descent.
6.Loving Father, God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,
Father of Jesus Christ,
–bring together in unity all Christian churches.