11/28/10

Advent Wreath: Week One



If you have an Advent Wreath at home, pray for peace this week as you light the first candle each day. If you don't have an Advent Wreath - light any candle and pray for peace. If you have no candle, simply pray for peace...

Pray for an end to war and its violence and bloodshed...
Pray for the safe return of those in the armed services
who are far away from home and family and friends...
Pray for those who have died in the war
and for those they left behind...
Pray for the poor who suffer war's hardships...
Pray for peace...
Pray for the peace the world cannot give or make for itself...
Pray for our enemies...

Pray, too, for an end to the little wars (and the bigger ones)
waged in our own lives, in our families, our neighborhoods,
at work and in the Church...
Pray for those who have been harmed by our belligerence...
Pray for those we make our personal enemies...
Pray for an end to the wars we fight within ourselves...
Pray for peace...
Pray for the peace we cannot give or make for ourselves...


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1 comment:

Shannon said...

There's a car in my neighborhood with a bumper sticker, "Jesus is coming. Look busy." There is much to be busy about, especially preparing for this Coming.