Theme “Divine Love”
We pray in a world fractured by violence.
We pray in sorrow that so many are pitched into a life of suffering and despair by the inhumanity of violent warfare.
We pray for peace in a world without peace.
We pray in sadness that there can be poverty in the midst
We light our chalice candle as a symbol of the light of love.
The light reminds us that love is the greatest power in the world,
the love we share and bless each other with,
here in our beloved community;
the love we take out into the world,
bearing and sharing the light,
We kindle our chalice flame,
Seeking to understand ourselves, each other and all beings
as unique reflections of the One Light
May this Light inspire us to be authentic with each other,
To listen well and deeply to each other,
As we embark on our journey of discovery,
Let us act justly, love kindness, and
We have gathered in this Oasis of Peace from many places, with many thoughts. We pause together now, to allow ourselves to settle into this place at this time, letting the cares of the outside world relax their grip.
As we take the time to reflect on our presence here, let us give thanks for all the small moments which
Our Father and Mother
Who are throughout the whole cosmos
Holy are Your Names
Your realm of justice come
Through the actions of our hands
And the desires of our hearts
Give us what will nourish us today
And forgive us when we miss the mark
As we forgive those who cross our boundaries
Spirit of Life, Ground of all Being,
Holy is our earthly home.
May Love prevail in every realm.
May we be grateful for all we have.
May we practise compassion towards our selves and others.
May we learn to trust our inner wisdom
And in times of joy and sorrow
May we keep turning towards