Tuesday, September 21, 2010

International Day of Prayer for Peace

Prayer for Peace
Remember, God of Peace,
the peoples of the world divided into many nations and tongues.
Deliver us from every evil that obstructs your saving purpose,
and fulfill your promises of old to establish your kingdom of peace.

From the curse of war and all that creates it,
O God, deliver us.
From Believing and speaking lies against other nations.
O God, deliver us.
From narrow loyalties and selfish isolation,
O God, deliver us.
From fear and distrust of other nations,
from all false pride, vainglory, and self-deceit,
O God, deliver us.
From the lust of the mighty for riches,
that drives peaceful people to slaughter,
O God, deliver us.
From putting our trust in the weapons of war,
and from want of faith in the power of justice and good will,
O God, deliver us.
From every thought, word, and deed which rends the human family
and separates us from the perfect realization of your love.
O God, deliver us.
Bshop Susan Wolfe Hassinger
United methodist Church, New England Conference

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