29 July, 2014

Prayers for Peace

God, our refuge and strength,
bring near the day when wars shall cease
and poverty and pain shall end,
that earth may know the peace of heaven
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

God our deliverer,
defender of the poor and needy;
when the foundations of the earth are shaking,
give strength to your people to uphold justice 
and fight all wrong,
in the name of your son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Most gracious God and Father,
in whose will is our peace:
turn our hearts and the hearts of all to yourself,
that by the power of your Spirit
the peace which is founded on righteousness
may be established throughout the whole world;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. 


Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is discord, harmony;
where there is error, truth;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy. 
O Divine Master, 
grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. 

O Loving God, 
your Son, Jesus Christ, 
came into the world to do your Will 
and leave us His Peace. 
Through the intercession and example 
of our Blessed Mother Mary, Queen of Peace, 
grant us the wisdom and humility 
to reflect that peace to the world. 
Inspire our thoughts, words and deeds 
to bear witness to your presence in our hearts. 
May your Holy Spirit fill us with every grace and blessing 
so that we may pursue what leads to peace for all humanity. Amen.

Under thy protection we seek refuge, 
O Holy Mother of God;
In our needs, despise not our petitions,
but deliver us always from all dangers,
O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.

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