At the end of his general audience on Wednesday Pope Benedict XVI appealed for prayers to accompany the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity which begins Friday. He said "The day after tomorrow, Friday, January 18, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins, which this year has the theme: "What the Lord requires of us," inspired by a passage from the prophet Micah (cf. Micah 6: 6 - 8). I invite everyone to pray, ceaselessly asking God for the great gift of unity among the disciples of the Lord. May the inexhaustible power of the Holy Spirit encourage us in a sincere commitment to the search for unity, so that together we may all profess that Jesus is the Savour of the world".