3 prayers for peace

June 22, 2017 le247_admin

3 prayers for peace

Compassionate God and Father of all,

we are horrified at violence

in so many parts of the world.

It seems that none are safe, and some are terrified.

Hold back the hands that kill and maim;

turn around the hearts that hate.

Grant instead your strong Spirit of Peace –

peace that passes our understanding

but changes lives,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.




Make your ways known upon earth, Lord God,

your saving power among all peoples.

Renew your Church in holiness

and help us to serve you with joy.

Guide the leaders of all nations,

that justice may prevail throughout the world.

Let not the needy be forgotten,

nor the hope of the poor be taken away.

Make us instruments of your peace

and let your glory be over all the earth.




Almighty God,

from whom all thought of truth and peace proceed:

kindle, we pray, in the hearts of all, the true love of peace

and guide with your pure and peaceable wisdom

those who take counsel for the nations of the earth

that in tranquility your kingdom may go forward,

till the earth be filled with your knowledge of your love;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.