Melanchthon, Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1537
To you, O Son of God, Lord Jesus Christ, we pray,
as you pray to the eternal Father:
Make us one in him.
Lighten our personal distress
and that of society.
Receive us into the fellowship
of those who believe.
Turn our hearts, O Christ,
to everlasting truth
and healing harmony.
Philip Melancthon, 1497 – 1560, German Reformer with Martin Luther
My prayer is not for them alone.
I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,
that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.
May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.