A new era for Christianity began. One Augustinian monk changed the course of Christianity forever. His actions would cause deep seated rifts, new heresies and schisms to arise, and hundreds of new Christian groups to come into existence. Though not his intentions, Martin Luther split the Church, pitting brother against brother. But with the power of the Holy Spirit, we have come closer, focusing on our similarities rather than differences, and coming together as brothers and sisters in Christ so that, as Christ said, “they may be one” (John 17:22).
Let us pray for unity, after all, whether Protestant or Catholic, we have all been baptized into the body of Christ, and we both have the responsibility to look out for each other and defend each other as brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ. We are his Christians. If we can come together in unity (which is still hard, no doubt), we can further the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations.
Catholics, pray for our separated Christian brothers and sisters, that they might see the glory and truth of the Catholic Church.
Protestants, pray that together we can live in Christian harmony despite our differences, and that we can work together to spread the Gospel to all nations.