Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.


Thessalonians 5:16-18

   

               
 






PRAYER FOR PEACE


Lord, God of peace, 

who has created man, 

the object of your kindness, 

to be close to you in glory, 

we bless you and we thank you 

because you have sent us your beloved son, Jesus, 

making him the mystery of the pasch, 

the architect of all salvation, 

the source of all peace, 

the bond of true brotherhood. 

We thank you for the desire, 

the efforts, the realizations 

which your spirit of peace 

has roused in our day: 

to replace hatred with love, 

diffidence with understanding, 

unconcern with care. 

Open yet more our hearts 

to the needs of all our brothers and sisters, 

so that we may be better able 

to build a true peace. 

Remember, Father of mercy, 

all who are in pain, 

who suffer and die 

in the cause of a more brotherly world. 

For the men of every race,

of every tongue - may your kingdom come: 

your kingdom of justice, 

of peace, of love; 

and may the earth be filled with your glory.


Amen.

(By Pope Paul VI.)



 






 
 
 
 

 

 



 
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