Pray for Peace! - Saint Mark Fallston


Pray for Peace! - Saint Mark Fallston
Prayer for Peace and
Let us remember that we are in the
Hoy presence of God...
Let Us Pray:
you satisfy our hunger with one bread
that gives strength to humankind.
Help us to overcome the violence in our city and around
the world,
and to establish your law of love and justice.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
A Reading form the Letter of Saint Paul to the Philippians,
Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and
petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to
God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all
understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is
honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is
lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and
if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these
things. Keep on doing what you have learned and
received and heard and seen in me. Then the God of
peace will be with you.
The Word of the Lord,
All: Thanks be to God!
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O, Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.
St. Francis of Assisi
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Our response is: Lord, give us peace and understanding!
 For Christians and all people of good will, may they never lose hope in the
possibility for peace and justice, we pray to the Lord...
 For government leaders, may they hear and respond to their people’s plea
for peace and justice, we pray to the Lord...
 For the young everywhere, may they grow in courage to seek the peace
and understanding that God offers the world, we pray to the Lord...
 For those in our police force and military, may the Lord guide them and
protect them, we pray to the Lord...
 For an end to prejudice and discrimination and for a lasting sense of
solidarity and unity among all God’s children, we pray to the Lord...
 For those who have died, may the Lord accept them into his loving
presence, we pray to the Lord...
Prayer for Peace:
to Mary, the Light of Hope
Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Help us to conquer the menace of evil, which so easily takes root in
the hearts of the people of today, and whose immeasurable
effects already weigh down upon our modern world and seem to
block the paths toward the future.
From famine and war, deliver us.
From nuclear war, from incalculable self destruction,
from every kind of war, deliver us.
From sins against human life from its very beginning, deliver us.
From hatred and from the demeaning of the dignity of the children
of God, deliver us.
From readiness to trample on the commandments of God,
deliver us.
From the loss of awareness of good and evil, deliver us.
From sins against the Holy Spirit, deliver us.
Accept, O Mother of Christ,
this cry laden with the sufferings of all individual human beings,
laden with the sufferings of whole societies.
Help us with the power of the Holy Spirit conquer all sin:
individual sin and the "sin of the world,“ sin in all its manifestations.
Let there be revealed once more in the history of the world the
infinite saving power of the redemption: the power of the merciful
love. May it put a stop to evil. May it transform consciences.
May your Immaculate Heart reveal for all the light of hope.
Closing Prayer
Lord our God
teach us to cherish in our hearts
the Paschal Mystery of your Son
by which you redeemed the world.
Watch over the gifts of grace
your love has given us
and bring them to fulfillment
in the glory of heaven.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.