Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2009
Theme: That they may become one in your hand.
(Ezekiel 37:15-19, 22-24a)
Scriptural Basis for Christian Unity
Jesus' prayer for his disciples:
That they all may be one, as You, Father, in me, and I in You;
that they also may be one in us:
that the world may believe that You have sent me.
John, 17:21. 

The Apostle Paul on unity:

I, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, 
with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, 
striving to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace: 
one body and one Spirit, 
as you were also called to the one hope of your call; 
one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 
one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. 
(St. Paul to Ephesians, 4:1-6)
I urge you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that all of you agree in what you say,
and that there be no divisions among you,
but that you be united in the same mind and in the same purpose. 
(St. Paul to Corinthians 1:10) 

 Other passages from the New Testament:

1 John 17:9-11 
2 John 10:16: one fold 
3 John 15:5:  the vine and branches
4 I Cor 1:10-6: let there be unity of mind 
5 Gal 3:27-28: all have been baptized in Christ 
6 Ephesians 4:1-6, 15-16: unity in the mystical body of Christ
7 Gal 1:6-9: if another gospel... 
8 John 13:35: by this will all know you are my disciples 
9 Acts 4:32: one heart and one soul 
10 Acts 20:29: scattered sheep 
11 John 10:12: scattered sheep

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2009