Saturday, November 26, 2011

Advent Wreath: First Week



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 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 and with ourselves...
Pray for peace...
Pray for the peace we cannot give or make for ourselves...
Pray for the peace that only the Lord can give...
Pray for the peace the Lord came to make for us...


 

 
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2 comments:

Larry said...

May the refreshing Spirit of God wash over you and give you peace and rest. My prayers will be with you this week.

Philomena Ewing said...

Thanks for a beautiful prayer.I've linked to it on a post.

Hope your week is a peaceful one

Blessings