PRAYER FOR PEACE

Lord Jesus, we come to you in our need.
Create in us an awareness
of the massive forces of conflict
that threaten our world today.
And grant us a sense of urgency
to activate the forces of goodness,
of justice, of love, and of peace.
Where there is armed conflict,
let us stretch out our arms
to our brothers and sisters.
Where there is abundance,
let there be simple lifestyle
and sharing.
Where there is poverty,
let there be dignified living
and constant striving
for just structures.
Where there is selfish ambition,
let there be humble service.
Where there is injustice,
let there be atonement.
Where there is despair,
let there be hope
in the Good News.
Where there are wounds of division,
let there be unity and wholeness.
Help us to be committed
to the building of your kingdom,
not seeking to be cared for
but to care;
not expecting to be served
but to place ourselves
in the service of the others;
not aspiring to be materially secure
but to place our security in Your love.
Teach us Your spirit,
for it is only in loving
imitation of You, Lord,
that we can discover
the healing springs of life
that will bring about new birth
to our earth
and hope for the world.
Amen

Our Lady, Queen of Peace.
Pray for us.
 
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