The President & Prayer

This evening the Pastor and I attended the local observance
of the 58th Annual observance of the National Day of Prayer. This year’s theme was “Prayer…America’s Hope.” The occasion was OK. It was Scripture-based with
free prayer offered for certain areas of concern (business, family, education,
military, government, church). I was only impressed that 50 gathered for prayer
for the nation, state and city; I wasn’t particularly impressed by the concern
for all faiths to be represented. One significant disappointment was

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The honor of God

Uprightness is the sole and complete honor which we owe to God and which God demands from us.

Saint Anselm, Cur Deus Homo

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Types of Ecumenism

Theological: concerns with regard to matters of doctrine, Liturgy and theology;

Local: promotes the
collaboration and cooperation between Christian communities living in the same
place;

Social: refers to
when the entire community is invited to participate in an activity to help
others; matters of social concern affect everybody;

Spiritual: encourages
praying together as in the Week of Prayer, for the intention of Christian unity and one’s own conversion.

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About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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