Prayer To Stop The War

Prayer To Stop The War : How Strong Is Your Faith? Most believers want to make a positive impact on their world. They want to know that they can influence those around them. To affect change on a broader level, God must be the force behind it all.

Though not a long time passes without hearing of hearing of yet another terrorist attack or war between nations, a common prayer for all nations is for peace. In order to pray for peace, first look at the causes of strife and hatred in this world. There are several factors that contribute to war and conflicts, most are born in misunderstanding. As we look at these problems so deeply ingrained in society, we can develop greater sympathy towards those who are caught up in the cycle of violence.

Prayers, meditations and chanting of powerful mantras to stop all world war, stop terrorism, stop killing of innocent people, stop hatred and racism. You can pray or meditate on these powerful prayers to achieve peace in the world.

There are millions, if not billions of people who pray to stop this war. When the subject is brought up, whether in conversation or debate, one is always guaranteed to hear about how “God is on our side.” My question is: God’s on whose side?

Prayer To Stop The War

O Loving God,

We so often, and for so long, hear the guns and rockets, drones and bombs

We see the pictures of death in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Congo, Nigeria, Sudan and South Sudan, Ukraine, Israel and Palestine, Central African Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, etc…

Wrap all and each of these your people in your love.
Let them hear: “Come to me you who suffer
and are burdened and I will give you rest.”

In these few months of 2014, we have heard the weapons and seen the blood of mass shootings and gang violence…

In Los Angeles and Detroit, Minneapolis and Miami, in Denver and in 138 other cities, towns and villages across our nation.

Wrap all and each of these your people in your love.
Let them hear: “Come to me you who suffer
and are burdened and I will give you rest.”

The bombs are exploding again in Gaza and Israel.

Wrap all and each of these your people in your love.
Let them hear: “Come to me you who suffer
and are burdened and I will give you rest.”

Violence continues hidden in so many homes and families around the world – and the abuse of innocent children….

Wrap all and each of these your people in your love.
Let them hear: “Come to me you who suffer
and are burdened and I will give you rest.”

In so many parts of the world today, the air is tense with
Waiting, uncertainty, insecurity.

From ravaged lands, destroyed by war, Your peoples lift their hands to you.
We pray for stillness, for justice, and for peace to come and to last. We fear that they will not.

Wrap all and each of these your people in your love.
Let them hear: “Come to me you who suffer
and are burdened and I will give you rest.”

O God, our maker, God of Abraham and Sarah, from which three great religions stemmed. We pray for peace.

We pray for peaceful existence between Israelis and Palestinians, Sunnis and Shiites, Muslims, Jews and Christians.

We pray negotiations which can reach the roots of historical conflicts.

We pray for a commitment to human rights by all sides and the protection of all lives.

We pray for effective international intervention to ensure justice for all sides.

We pray for humanitarian aid and rebuilding where destruction has occurred.

We pray for peace and for justice in our homes and on our city streets.

Wrap all and each of these your people in your love.
Let them hear: “Come to me you who suffer
and are burdened and I will give you rest.”

We pray for an end to violence, war and death.

Grant us this, peaceful God. Grant us a peaceful world.

Amen.

Prayer To Stop The War

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. John 14:27

Gracious God, we pray for all persons suffering from war.
May they be held in your loving care and protection and given the strength to endure great suffering and hardship. Transform the hearts and minds of all those who perpetuate violence and oppression. Grant wisdom to world leaders in advancing efforts toward world peace; may they not be compromised by self-interest and blind indifference. We ask all this through the intercession of Our Lady of Lourdes and in the name of your Son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.
Amen.

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