Saturday, July 23, 2011

saturday: for peace

As more news pours out of Norway, and as violence continues in Syria and Libya and the Congo and Mexico and Colombia and in our own streets and towns, we pray for those who live in fear. We also pray for peace founded on justice to reign, sooner rather than later.

Creator of all,
you look with great love on all your people
of whatever race, culture and religion.
We ask you to bless us this day
and send your Holy Spirit upon us
and upon all the diverse peoples of our world:
the Spirit of peace and justice,
of understanding and reconciliation.
May people of violence
allow themselves to be touched
by the plight of those who suffer,
and may your Spirit help broaden the horizons
and deepen the understanding of us all.
We make this our prayer
through Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Amen.

prayer by Nicholas Hutchinson, found here.

To pray for Norway with the World Council of Churches, click here.


Dorcas said...

Thanks for the prayer, and the link. I had not heard about it till this morning. So horrible...and...becoming so "used" to these kind of horrible headlines...Lord, have mercy on us.

Terri said...

Thank you, amen.