Prayers to End Violence and Restore Peace

A Prayer Against Violence

Lord Jesus Christ, we thank you that through your death on the cross you disarmed the powers of evil.

Help us, we pray you, to enter into your victory and to stand in your authority against all evil.

Send forth your light and your truth, O Lord.

Bring to light the deeds of darkness and let plans of violence and murder be revealed.

By the power of your Holy Spirit convict those who have allowed their minds to be dominated by evil.

Lead them, O Lord, to true repentance that they may receive your new life and rejoice in your forgiving love.

Amen

(Cecil Kerr, Christian Renewal Centre, Rostrevor)

Prayer For Peace

Father God,

Your Word says that even when we face trouble in this world, you give peace in the midst of it.

Today, surround the hurting with your love.

When we can’t understand, give us a peace that passes all understanding.

We trust you at all times!

In Jesus’s name,

Amen.

(Circle of Prayer)

For Peace

O God, through the death of your son you reconciled us one to another, drawing us together in the bond of peace.

In times of trouble and adversity, may your peace sustain us, calming our fretful and anxious hearts, and saving us from all hateful and violent activities.

Amen.

(The Mozarabic Sacrament)

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