Posted in Peace on Earth

“Let There Be Peace on Earth” #1

A new blog category featuring quotes and prayers for peace for our troubled world.

O Lord, awaken the consciousness 
of all peoples and their leaders;
raise up men and women
full of love and generosity
who can speak and act for peace,
and show us new ways
in which hatred can be left behind,
wounds can be healed,
and unity can be restored.

Henri J. M. Nouwen, A Cry for Mercy
Posted in Encouragement

Prayer for Peace

Prayer for Peace 

O God of many names
Lover of all nations
We pray for peace
in our hearts
in our homes
in our nations
in our world
The peace of your will
The peace of our need.

— George Appleton, The Oxford Book of Prayer (Oxford University Press, 1985)

“Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.”