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Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge: Prayers

PRAY FOR PEACE

Let us pray for the peace of the world: for diplomats and rulers that they may have wisdom and courage to improve international relationships by finding effective ways to reconcile people of different races, colors, conditions, and creeds; …
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Let us pray for men, women, and children the world over that they may have justice and freedom, and live in security and peace…
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Let us pray for all who suffer as a result of war: for the injured and the disabled,for the mentally distressed, for those whose faith in God and humanity has been weakened or destroyed…
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Let us pray for the homeless and refugees, for those who are hungry, for all who have lost their livelihood and security…
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Let us pray for those who mourn their dead, for those who have lost husband or wife, children or parents…
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We pray for the peace of the world.

A LITANY OF HOPE
Fountain of Hope within each breath and body;
Divine Deliverer from deepest loneliness, despair;
Source of eternal strength and inspiration:
Be our God, our living God.

As You are Truth beyond all rigid prejudice:
Grant us to share Your free mind’s open search.

As You are good beyond all selfish striving:
Grant us to share Your joy in giving love.

As You are Beauty known beyond our turmoil:
Grant us a vision of Your radiance unexcelled.

As You are free, with urge toward healthy growing:
Grant us to rise toward the unattained.

Where there is sorrow, may we bring comfort;
Where there is sickness, health;
Where there is false fear, trust;
Where there is conflict, courage;
Where there is envy, appreciation;
Where there is needless war, peace.

Source of eternal strength and inspiration:
Be our rock, our dayspring, and our joy.

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