Friday, June 19, 2009

Prayers for international tensions

The Mission St. Clare site (see "Daily Morning/Evening Prayer" under my Useful Links to the right) posted two gathering prayers, or Collects (pr. CALL-ects) this morning that are worth keeping up in this time of international tension and instability:

For Our Enemies
God, the Father of all, whose Son commanded us to love our enemies: Lead them and us from prejudice to truth; deliver them and us from hatred, cruelty, and revenge; and in your good time enable us all to stand reconciled before you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Social Justice
Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every human heart, that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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