"Love follows knowledge."
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– St. Catherine of Siena

Friday, September 6, 2013

Faith Filled Friday: Prayer For Peace

When the world is a mess, let us head our Holy Father and seek prayer.

Almighty God, in whose hands lies the destiny of men and nations, Let not the hopes of men perish, nor the sacrifices of men be in vain. O holy and life-giving Spirit, enable us by thy grace to root out from our common life the bitterness of ancient wrongs and the thirst to avenge the betrayals of long ago. Save us from the tyranny of history and set us free in a new obedience to serve each other in the present hour. Accepting the redemption wrought for us, we believe that all our sins of yesterday are covered by thy mercy; Grant us therefore grace and courage to give and to receive the forgiveness which alone can heal today's wounds. Draw us, O Lord, towards loving kindness and guide us into the way of peace.


  1. A wonderful and beautiful prayer. Amen, indeed!

    I've been praying we will stay out of Syria because Israel will take a big hit from her warring neighbors and you know how much I love Israel. The only thing that unites these countries engaged in civil wars is their hatred for Israel and their desire to see her destroyed. God will never allow that, but there are going to be some hard times for Israel.

    Even though I pray we will stay out of Syria, I know God's will is Supreme and it is not for me to question. Have thine own way, Lord.