Anzac Prayer — Brisbane Roman Catholic Church

God of our Mothers and Fathers, we pray for the peace of the world. We especially entrust to your mercy the homeless and refugees; those who have been dispossessed through war; those whose lives and families have been disrupted; and who mourn the loss of loved ones. We pray for countries who are war-torn even […]

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Prayer for ANZAC Centenary 2014-2018 —  Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

Gracious and loving God, As we mark the ANZAC Centenary, we remember all who lost their lives through Australia’s involvement in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. On ANZAC Day, we especially remember the courageous actions undertaken by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during the First World War. On this national day of commemoration, […]

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Peace Words

Words of reconciliation and bridge-building, trust and serenity . . . Explore these resources to discover ‘Peace Words’ relevant to your experience and situation, to use in both group worship and personal devotions..   Newest posts . . . (images link to posts)   Alphabetical archive of all ‘Peace Words’ resources . . .    

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Prayer for peace, Order of St Luke — Australia

Dearest Friend, gentle Spirit, breath of live, source of our being, from the peacefulness of silence, the silence that preceded Creation, your Word entered the void and said, “Let there be light.” This afternoon we sit mindful that we are kin and covenanted to that Word and to your light. We are grateful to you, […]

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Open Table service — Remembrance Sunday

Open Table Worship – using inclusive language and imagery for intimate worship settings at which everyone is welcome and valued. — prepared by Ana Gobledale, UK   Theme: Remembrance Sunday (UK) — Building Peace This is a full service including scripture, conversation, prayer, Acts of Remembrance and communion. A variety of resources have been included. This interactive […]

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Hiroshima Day, 6 August

What words can express the horrors of war? The atrocity of dropping an atom bomb on Hiroshima?  Nagasaki? The complicity of citizens? The heart-wrenching desire to set things more right. The craving for forgiveness and atonement? Spirit of Peace, hear our prayer. “U.S. airman Matthew McGunigle photographed the Hiroshima blast. After the war, he entered […]

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21/09 Day for Syria

Day of Action and Prayer for Syria & Peace 21 September What words can express the horror, the sadness, the hope, the truth?   Newest ‘Day for Syria’ posts . . . (images link to posts)   Alphabetical archive of all ‘Day for Syria’ resources . . . featured image from Christian Aid, UK    

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Global Prayers for Syria & Peace

While the specific Day of Action and Prayer for Syria & Peace (21 September) has passed, the need for action and prayer continues.   Resources for Prayer on Peace & Syria, Global Ministries, USA For an excellent selection of ready-to-use prayer and worship resources gathered by Global Ministries, USA, click here.  Numerous resources helpful to […]

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Father’s Day Prayer of Mourning (Luke 15)

While written in response to a specific event, these prayers are easily altered to be applicable today. These prayers were originally written in memory and honour of Jo Cox, Member of Parliament, UK, murdered at her surgery, and her surviving husband, Brenden.  Jo was assassinated primarily for her supportive stand on LGBTQ rights.  Jo was killed the […]

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