Thursday, September 5, 2013

Praying for Peace

I am often very preoccupied with my own very tiny portion in this world. So preoccupied, in fact, that I do not remember that there are people living every day in fear, not knowing if they will see tomorrow. The people in Syria and Egypt need God's saving power, not more violence from another source directed at another target.  

Pope Francis I has asked all the people of the world (not just Catholics, not just Christians, but any human person who desires peace on earth) to PRAY FOR PEACE.

We are a broken, fallen world. We need to beg our God, through the intercession of all the Angels and Saints, and Mary, Queen of Heaven, to rescue us. To show His faithfulness, mercy, and love yet again. He has never failed us. We need Him. 

"Lord Jesus Christ, who are called the Prince of Peace, who are yourself our peace and reconciliation, who so often said, "Peace to you," grant us peace. Make all men and women witnesses of truth, justice and brotherly love. Banish from their hearts whatever might endanger peace. Enlighten our rulers that they may guarantee and defend the great gift of peace. May all peoples on the earth become as brothers and sisters. May longed-for peace blossom forth and reign always over us all."
(Blessed John XXIII)

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