Your creative Spirit
Creates diversity and liveliness,
She inspires and delights us.
Your Spirit is a spirit of peace.
We ask of You:
Strengthen the happiness in our hearts
And the peacefulness in our actions.
And let us recognize with wonder
What your Spirit is doing in this world
And how much we need her,
So that we may do justice to Your wonderful creation
And to each other. Amen
(Pfr. Christian Hartl)
International Leadership Team
O God who promises peace to us if we follow your way, bless us with your grace to
- - accept others with the same love you give to us,
- - presume positive intentions,
- - be open to all we meet,
- - avoid negativity in all we say and do.
Make us brave in calling others to the way of peace through the way we live among them. And give us all this through Christ, your Son, our Prince of Peace. Amen
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear,
though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea …—(Psalm 46:1-2 )
Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy
In this time of uncertainty and distress.
Give us strength to comfort the fearful,
To tend the sick, and to assure the isolated of your love.
God of compassion,
In their loneliness, be their consolation.
In their dismay, be their hope.
In their darkness, be their light.
Renew their energy and guide people in their new realities
Guide them with wisdom and strength and discernment.
You are the Prince of peace, Lord of lords, the King of kings.
We praise you for your goodness - Amen
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.—(John 14:27)
Gandhi’s Prayer For Peace
I offer you peace.
I offer you love.
I offer you friendship.
I see your beauty.
I hear your need.
I feel your feelings.
My wisdom flows from the Highest Source.
I salute that Source in you.
Let us work together for unity and love.
PEACE AND NON-VIOLENCE
Jesus, guide us to search and build peace through the practice of justice, compassion and by defending life, given that justice, life and peace are inseparable.
You have inspired us with your beatitudes to a spirituality of peace and non violence and you invite us to say no to injustice, revenge, abuse of power and to weapons.
Holy Spirit, help us to say yes to the efforts put forth for an alternative society, to an option for life. May we be witnesses of peace and non violence, may we go through the world loving with the tenderness and compassion of Jesus who proclaims the truth at the cost of His own life, who bravely denounces human exploitation, who never has any rancor but forgives and calls for reconciliation and calls us to build a just society where everyone has a place. Amen.
(Fragments from the book of, Espiritualidad desde América Latina, written by Fernando Bermúdez)
A Prayer for Peace When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed
A Prayer for Peace When
You’re Feeling Overwhelmed
Thank you for being the God who never sleeps.
Thank you for always being here for me,
even when I’m not always here for you.
Thank you that you are Love and that you want
the very best for me.
Thank you for your promises and that you never change.
I am feeling totally overwhelmed. Please help me.
Help me to rest in the fact that you know
what is best for me.
Forgive me for turning away from you and trying to
control the outcome in situations in my life.
The Bible says that you are not the God of
confusion but of peace.
Help me to rest in your love and feel the peace
which surpasses all understanding.
Help me to feel your love and comfort.
Help me to be still and know that you are God and
that you will take care of me, just like any loving parent
takes care of their children.
Your Word says to cast all of our anxiety on you
because you care for us.
I turn all of my burdens and concerns over to you.
Please guide my every step and help me to be
attentive to your loving direction.