This blog records my transition from the Churches of Christ to Eastern Orthodoxy.

Friday, July 27, 2012

A Prayer for Peace

We thank Thee, Master and Lover of mankind, King of the ages and giver of all
good things, for destroying the dividing wall of enmity and granting peace
to those who seek thy mercy. We appeal to Thee to awaken the longing for a
peaceful life in all those who are filled with hatred for their neighbors,
thinking especially of those at war or preparing for war. Grant peace to
thy servants. Implant in them the fear of Thee and confirm in them love one
for another. Extinguish every dispute and banish all temptations to
disagreement. For Thou art our peace and to Thee we ascribe glory: to the
Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and unto ages
of ages. Amen.

We pray, Lord our God, for all those who suffer from acts of war, especially
for the victims and all those in the struggle in
[............................]. We pray for thy peace and thy mercy in the
midst of the great suffering that people are now inflicting on each other.
Accept the prayers of thy Church, so that by thy goodness peace may return
to all peoples. Hear us and have mercy on us.

Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy.

Lord our God, remember and have mercy on our brothers and sisters who are
involved in every civil conflict. Remove from their midst all hostility,
confusion and hatred. Lead everyone along the path of reconciliation and
peace, we pray You, hear us and have mercy on us.

Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy.

Let all believers turn aside from violence and do what makes for peace. By
the strength of thy mighty arm save thy people and thy Holy Church from
all evil oppression; hear the supplications of all who call to Thee in sorrow
and affliction, day and night. Merciful God, let their lives not be lost, we
pray Thee, hear us and have mercy.

Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy.

But grant, O Lord, peace, love and speedy reconciliation to thy people whom
Thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood. Make thy presence known to
those who have turned away from Thee and do not seek Thee, so that none of
them may be lost, but all may be saved and come to the knowledge of the
truth, so that everyone, in true love and harmony, O long-suffering Lord,
may praise thine all holy Name. Amen.

Taken from: http://www.comeandseeicons.com/peace.htm

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