Thursday, December 26, 2013

Prayer for Peace in South Sudan

“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,” St. Francis prayed, and so do we.

God of peace and justice, make us instruments of your peace. Allow instruments of peace to rise up in South Sudan and flourish all over your world, instruments of peace that offer stability, safety, justice,

that bring joy and hope, and

that foster hearts of reconciliation, mercy, and love.

God of peace, God of justice,

Creator God who has made all of humanity as one family, brothers and sisters,

made in your image, your likeness, and

rooted in one common origin and one common destiny,

In South Sudan and other corners of the world ravaged by the chaos of war,

Remind us that we belong to one another, and

That we are called to love our neighbors as ourselves.