Prayer for peace

Prayer for peace

Eternal Spirit, we pray for peace in the Middle East, for the people of Palestine, Israel, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and wherever in the world war, strife and discord afflict and divide people.

We pray for a just peace everywhere, for the fair resolution of all grievances, disputes and wrongs and that just ordering of the world which alone opens the way to true reconciliation and lasting peace.

We pray for all victims of war, those maimed in body and spirit, their families and all who suffer pain, loss and sorrow caused by bloodshed and war.

We pray for the United Nations and its agencies, the Red Cross, Red Crescent and all international humanitarian bodies helping to build a just global order and laying down the foundations for enduring universal peace.

We pray for all peace makers and bridge builders who act and campaign for international peace. May they never lose heart and be ever mindful of the justice and rightness of their cause. Amen.

Blessed are the peace makers

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