20 September, 2009

Pray for Peace

Some prayer you can pray on this day of global prayer for world peace in The Salvation Army.

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Prayer for Peace and Forgiveness

We confess that in our lives we do not
Always choose the way of peace.
We spread gossip which fans the flame of hatred.
We are ready to make any sacrifices when Caesar demands -
but few when God invites.
We worship the false god of security and nationalism
We hold out our hand in friendship -
But keep a weapon in the other behind our back

We have divided your body of people
Into those we trust and those we do not.
Huge problems challenge us in the world -
But our greed, fear and selfishness prevent
us from uniting to solve them

Lord, we pray for your help,
Your forgiveness and your
Reconciling power in our lives.

Pax Christi Daily Prayer

Thank you loving God
For the gift of life
For this wonderful world which
we all share
For the joy of love and friendship
For the challenge of helping to build
your kingdom.

Strengthen

My determination to work for a world
of peace and justice
My conviction that, whatever our
nationality or race,
we are all global citizens,
one in Christ
My courage to challenge the
powerful with the values of the Gospel
My commitment to find nonviolent
ways of resolving conflict
- personal, local, national and international
My efforts to forgive injuries and to love those I find it hard to love.

Teach me
To share the gifts you have given me
To speak out for the victims of injustice
who have no voice
To reject the violence which runs
through much of our world today.

Holy Spirit of God

Renew my hope for a world free from the cruelty and evil of war so that we may all come to share
in God's peace and justice. Amen


Blessed are you peacemakers,
who say no to war as a means to peace.

Blessed are you peacemakers,
who are committed to disarm weapons of mass destruction.

Blessed are you peacemakers,
who wage peace at heroic personal cost.

Blessed are you peacemakers,
who challenge and confront judges, courts & prisons.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
who help those who are hurting.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
who befriend perfect strangers.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
who open doors for acting justly,
loving tenderly and walking humbly with God
and all people of good will.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
who welcome, encourage and inspire.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
who offer hope and healing.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
who care and comfort.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
who help find answers.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
who provide stability not insanity.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
who help restore faith and love.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
who delight in creation, art & creativity.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
who see the good in others.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
who never give up.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
who give and give and give.

Fr. Paul Milanowski Grand Rapids, Michigan

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