This prayer gives thanks to God for the gift of life and the world we share, to ask for courage to challenge the powerful by the values of the gospel, and to commit to non violent ways of resolving conflict at personal, local, national and international levels.

Thank you loving God
For the gift of life
For this wonderful world which
we all share
For the joy of love and friendship
For the challenge of helping to build
your kingdom.
Strengthen
My determination to work for a world
of peace and justice
My conviction that, whatever our
nationality or race,
we are all global citizens,
one in Christ
My courage to challenge the
powerful with the values of the Gospel
My commitment to find nonviolent
ways of resolving conflict
– personal, local, national and international
My efforts to forgive injuries and to love those I find it hard to love

Teach me
To share the gifts you have given me
To speak out for the victims of injustice
who have no voice
To reject the violence which runs
through much of our world today

Holy Spirit of God

Renew my hope for a world free from the cruelty and evil of war so that we may all come to share
in God’s peace and justice.

Amen

Pax Christi is an international Catholic movement for peace, active in more than 50 countries. The work of Pax Christi – the Peace of Christ – is based on the gospel and inspired by faith. Our vision is of a world where people can live in peace, without fear of violence in all its forms.

http://www.catholicsocialteaching.org.uk/themes/peace/reflection/loving-god/

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