God of Deep Peace Prayer

God of deep peace, hear our prayer for peace this morning!
Thank you for the peace of the earth, felt bodily,
our feet on this good ground,
our eyes towards the stars.
Thank you for the peace of fellowship, around us now,
Christians joining here to worship and to praise you.
Thank you for the peace of harmony and love,
and the many caring and supportive people who surround us,
making sure that no one is forgotten.
Thank you for the peace of the ages, because we know
we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,
who rest in your presence.
There is so much peace to celebrate, all gifts from your hand.
Hear our prayer for places where we still need peace:
for all who are in pain, or facing sickness, especially ______
for the newly bereaved, who are trying to go on alone,
for the places in our world where violence reigns,
we think especially of _______________
and for the homegrown violence in our own communities
where people are hurt by those they love.
We ask for safety and comfort for the women
who are in the women’s shelters in our community _________________.
Protect the children who have witnessed violence
and help the to find feel safe and secure.
We want peace to grow,
we want to be your ambassadors for peace.
Show us this week how we can make a difference,
through our presence, through our resources, through our prayers.
The angels came with a message of peace on earth so long ago;
that message still echoes, it still calls our name.
We want love on our lips as we go this week,
looking to see you in the faces of all we meet.  Amen

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About Carol Penner

I am a Mennonite pastor currently teaching theology at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ontario. I’ve served congregations in Ontario and most recently, Alberta.

I love to write and to lead worship! If you are finding my writing helpful, I would love to hear from you! Feel free to use or adapt the material here, it is all written by me. If printing material, please credit “Copyright Carol Penner www.leadinginworship.com” (and say whether you modified it). If publishing, please contact me for permission. Contact me at carol@leadinginworship.com

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