prayers for peace

Prayer and Action for Peace — Ana Gobledale, UK

Peace Your promise Our hope Peace in our communities… Unite us to raise our voices against violence in our homes in our churches in our schools in our work places Peace on our earth… Unite us to take a stand, to act to become eco-churches to go green in our homes and communities to demand powers […]

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Confession and Pardon — United Methodist Church, USA

God, the keeper of the atoms and stars: You made us collaborators in creation, but we have pilfered the secrets of ordered existence and justified their immoral use in the name of “security” and “peace.” We could say then that we didn’t know the consequences. Now we do know, but we are complacent and silent. […]

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Hopeful brokenness, in response to a bombing — Ana Gobledale, UK

Written April 2018 during a time of personal reflection in the Lady Chapel, Ely Cathedral, UK, following the bombing of Syria by the US and the UK. Broken Bombed Darkness descends How did it come to this? God groans The world whimpers. We cower Fearfully crying out, ‘Which way?’ What about our grandchildren? Follow the […]

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Peace call to worship — Susan Pickering, Australia

Consider using for: International Day of Peace, 21 September Hiroshima Day, 6 August   Jesus said; “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” We are called to be peacemakers, to stand against injustice, inequality and oppression For injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Let us gather, as the […]

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God of righteous anger, a prayer — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA

This prayer has been written in response to the cover-up of sexual abuse revealed within the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania USA.  Items italicized might need to be updated to be more relevant to today’s worship. God of righteous anger and holy healing, We pray for our world For Ireland and Pennsylvania and Roman Catholics […]

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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 Day —  Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

Originally written to mark the ANZAC Centenary Gracious and loving God, 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 […]

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Peace Words

What makes for peace? What words express the urgency of reconciliation and bridge-building, and our longing for 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 […]

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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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Cafe Church, Open Table service — Remembrance Sunday

This ready-to-use Café Church Remembrance service weaves together scripture, Acts of Remembrance, reflection, conversation & communion.  It has been designed for worship around tables, but is easily adaptable to a more traditional setting. This service includes everything you need — an Order of Service to handout, leader script sheets, reader printouts, song suggestions, a list […]

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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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Global Day for Syria 21/09

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 . . . Words to help us face the situation in Syria…    

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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 and might be used on Father’s Day, inserting current events and concerns. This prayers was originally written in memory and honour of Jo Cox, Member of Parliament, UK, murdered at her surgery, and her surviving husband, Brenden.  Jo was […]

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Peace Prayers — Disciples Peace Fellowship, USA

We pray for peace in our world, our nations, our communities and our homes.  The Disciples Peace Fellowship offers weekly Peace Prayers relevant to the concerns of today.  The language strives for inclusivity. It is easy to subscribe so the prayers pop up in your email each week. The Disciples Peace Fellowship is connected to […]

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