Thanks so much to the new people following my blog! Tomorrow I will be giving the prayer for peace during the service and I wanted to post it here. I believe it is a prayer that can be said for all of us! May you have a wonderful week!
Divine Creator of all Being, we would like to offer a prayer for peace and in quiet reverence we humbly acknowledge our joyful gratitude for the life, intelligence, potential, agency, and worth of each other and all others. Help us recognize and appreciate our commonalties as well as our diversity of beliefs, values, and achievements.
We have come together today with many concerns, burdens, hopes and dreams. We ask that you surround us with your spirit as we seek to know you better and learn how to share that spirit with others.
May each one of us, whoever and wherever we may be, experience your in-dwelling Presence, guiding, comforting, sustaining, healing and enlarging our attitudes and actions.
Help each one of us understand how others feel, care, and need the love we have for them.
May we care enough to earnestly develop the will and skill for truly listening to each other so that we can bring healing and reconciliation to our congregation, communities and in all our relationships.
May we each and all incarnate hope, love, joy and peace in all our interactions so that Peace may become actuality today and tomorrow for all the peoples of our communities and the planet earth. In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.