Prayer Resources

CAMPAIGN NONVIOLENCE – Sept. 21 – 27, 2016 Benedictines For Peace
Click for PDF: campaignnonviolence

Litany of Peace

Contributed by Sr. Renee Domeier, OSB ~ St. Benedict’s Monastery, Saint Joseph, MN

Leader:  Creator and Ruler of Life, you give us the Prince of

Peace.  Help us continue to pray and work for peace in

the world by accepting the inner peace you offer us in

our lives.

All:        Give us your peace, O God.

Leader:  Let us be makers of peace within our own families and

communities.

All:       Give us your peace, O God.

Leader: Fill our hearts with a love of humankind and respect for

human dignity so there may be justice and peace in all

the world.

All:      Give us your peace, O God.

Leader: Guide your church, O God, to a concern for world peace,

and let us accept our responsibility to call our nation and

others to commit themselves to a strategy for peace.

All:      Give us your peace, O God.

Leader: Lead us and all your people as we struggle to live in

peace with one another.

All:      Let peace fill our hearts, our world, our universe.

Leader: Compassionate God, we bring to you our concerns for

our troubled world.  May the nations seek the peace based

on cooperation and sharing which you offer, more than on

the peace of drawn swords.  Grant all people your peace.

May all who profess you as God, remain faithful, now and

forever, through the  grace of Jesus Christ.

All:   Amen

 

 

Prayer After the Election (Education for Justice)

Lord, as we end the election cycle

And look ahead to a new administration,

We pray for healing and wholeness for our nation.

Our bonds of community must be repaired and restored.

Our willingness to listen to one another must be strengthened.

Our respect for every member of our society must be revived.

 

We pray for healing and wholeness in our nation.

Guide us to move beyond divisive language,

Guide us to move beyond angry rhetoric,

Guide us to move beyond harsh judgments.

 

We pray for healing and wholeness in our nation.

Let us reject all forms violence,

Let us learn to forgive and reconcile.

Let us model inclusiveness and welcome to all.

 

We pray for healing and wholeness in our nation.

May we move forward with hope,

May we move forward with faith,

May we move forward with compassion and love.

 

As we end the election cycle

And look ahead to a new administration,

We pray for healing and wholeness for our nation.

We pray to be a part of repairing and restoring the bonds of community.

We pray to be willing to listen to one another.

We pray that we may respect every member of our society.

God, hear our prayers. Amen.

 

– Jane Deren, Ph.D.