PRAYERS FOR PEACE (1)
O Lord, the God of Peace, You who have created men and shown them Your benevolence, so that they might share as sons in Your glory, we bless You and we give You thanks, because You have sent us Jesus, Your well-beloved Son, and, through the mystery of His resurrection, You have made Him the worker of all salvation, the source of all peace, the bond of all brotherhood.
We give You thanks for the desires, the efforts, the achievements stirred up by Your spirit of peace in our time, to replace hate by love, mistrust by understanding, indifference by reliance on each other. Open our minds and our hearts ever wider to the real demands of the love of all our brothers so that we may become peacemakers more completely. Remember, O Father of mercy, all those who struggle, suffer and die, to bring forth a world of closer brotherhood. May Your kingdom of justice, of peace and of love, come to men of every race and every tongue and may the earth be filled with Your glory. Amen. (Source: THE LEAFLET MISSAL COMPANY, PRAYERS FOR PEACE)
PRAYER FOR PEACE, LOVE, AND FAITH TAKEN FROM THE BIBLE
May God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give to all Christian brothers peace and love with faith. May God’s grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with undying love. (Eph 6:23-24 TEV)
PRAYER FOR PEACE IN THE FAMILY
Lord Jesus, my family needs Your help today. We are searching for tranquility and peace and an end to discord. Give us strength and compassion to understand each other, wisdom and love to help each other and the trust and patience we need to live peacefully together. Grant that through the intercession of Your mother, Mary, and St. Joseph, our family too may become a holy family – a family that works together as one, a family that embraces peace and love, a family whose members are dedicated to each other and to God. Amen. (Source: THE LEAFLET MISSAL COMPANY, PRAYERS FOR PEACE)
A PRAYER FOR OUR COUNTRY FROM ROMAN RITUAL
Almighty God, bless our nation and make it true to the ideas of freedom and justice and brotherhood for all who make it great.
Guard us from war, from fire and wind, from compromise, fear, confusion.
Be close to our president and our statesmen; give them vision and courage, as they ponder decisions affecting peace and the future of the world.
Make me more deeply aware of my heritage; realizing not only my rights but also my duties and responsibilities as a citizen.
Make this great land and all its people know clearly YouR will, that they may fulfill the destiny ordained for us in the salvation of the nations, and the restoring of all things in Christ. Amen. (Source: THE LEAFLET MISSAL COMPANY, PRAYERS FOR PEACE)
PRAYER FOR PEACE OF HEART
Almighty and Eternal God, give me, I beseech You, the great gift of inward peace. Command the winds and storms of my unruly passions. Subdue, by Your grace, my proneness to love created things too much. Give me a love of suffering for Your sake. Make me forbearing and kind to others, that I may avoid quarrels and contentions. And teach me constantly to seek after and to acquire that perfect resignation to Your Holy Will which alone brings interior peace. Amen. (Source: THE LEAFLET MISSAL COMPANY, PRAYERS FOR PEACE)
28 September, 2010
Compiled by A Christian Pilgrim