"Blessed are the peacemakers," the Lord taught us in The Sermon on the Mount, "for they will be called children of God."
And so, seeking to grow in faithfulness to the Lord, we set about making peace, working for it's fruition in every dark corner of the world.
And as in all our work for the Kingdom, we begin with prayer, praying that God's peace may touch all places where violence seek a foothold, and if it be His will, may our hands have a part.
Use the prayers below in your homes and communities as we together pray for that peace.
A prayer of peace, to say together as we mark the World Day of Peace on January 1, or any time we gather to seek God's blessing of peace for the world.
A prayer that the peace we have glimpsed in moments during our own lifetimes will reign forever.
A prayer that we may be instruments of Christ's peace in the world.
A prayer that Our Lady may always reflect the grace and mercy of God onto all our brothers and sisters in Latin America.
A prayer for peace among the peoples and land of Syria.
General intercessions for our brothers and sisters in Syria, for use in liturgies or prayer/faith-sharing groups.
A prayer for peace among the peoples of Iraq.
General interessions for peace in Iraq, for use in liturgies or prayer/faith-sharing groups.
A prayer that peace might touch the land honored as a spiritual homeland by several of the world's great religions.
A prayer service for peace in the Holy Land.