Prayer for Peace



European Province

European ProvinceA Plea for Peace

Almighty Breath of Life!
There is so much discord in the world.
The wars that rage on this earth fill us with fear. We feel helpless in the face of this cruelty. Please send the power of your peace into the hearts of all those involved in the fighting. Help us overcome hatred and violence and give us the courage for reconciliation. Please help the injured and the families of those killed in the wars. Give them the strength they need at this time to deal with the loss of their loved ones. Gift them with people who will be there for them and listen to them in their grief. Let your kingdom of heaven descend upon us in the midst of all the suffering and give us more peace. Amen

(by Olaf Jan Schmidt-Wischhöfer)


God, give us a pure heart that understands what peace means.

Let us comprehend what your peace is.

Only then will we be able to be peacemakers in our world.

Give us your grace, so that we will not be defeated by inaction, indifference or fear.

Let us be wide awake and take a stand for peace.