A Prayer for Peace

Dec 4, 2022

On this 2nd Sunday of Advent, we reflect on peace. We hope and pray for the peace of Jesus to be around us and all around the world. Will you pray with us?

Prepare the way of the Lord,
make straight his paths.

~Matthew 3:3

Advent Prayer for PeaceAdvent 2nd week

Jesus, Prince of Peace,
banish from our souls
whatever might endanger peace.

Transform us into witnesses
of truth, justice and love.

Enlighten the minds of rulers
that they may care for their peoples
and guarantee them the gift of peace.

Inflame our desires
to break through the barriers that divide us,
to strengthen the bonds of mutual love,
to learn to understand one another,
to pardon those who have done us wrong.

Jesus, Prince of Peace,
through your power and inspiration,
may all peoples welcome each other to their hearts
as sisters and brothers.
And may the peace they long for
ever flower and ever reign among them.

Adapted from Pacem in Terris n 171 by Sandie Cornish