Prayers for peace Lord help us to bring the light of the gospel to those living in darkness; the hope of the gospel to those living in despair; the healing of the gospel to the lonely, the disadvantaged and the marginalized; and the peace of the gospel to our divided world. Amen.Almighty God, from whom all thoughts of truth and peace proceed; kindle, we pray, in the hearts of all the true love of peace; and guide with your pure and peaceable wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth; that in tranquility your kingdom may go forward, till the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer for someone who is ill.

Creator and Father of all, we pray for those who are ill (especially…..); Bless them, and those who serve their needs, that they may put their whole trust in you and be filled with your peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

A Prayer following the death of someone special

God our Father, we thank you that you have made each of us in your own image, and given us gifts and talents with which to serve you.  We thank you for ……………,  the years we shared with them, the good we saw in them, the love we received from them. Now give us strength and courage to leave him/her in your care, confident of your promise of eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

A Prayer of St Francis

Lord make us instruments of your peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love; where there is injury, let there be pardon; where there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness joy; for your mercy and your truth’s sake. Amen.

A Prayer of St Benedict

Gracious and Holy Father, give us wisdom to perceive thee; diligence to seek thee; patience to wait for thee; eyes to behold thee; a heart to meditate on thee, and a life to proclaim thee; through the power of the Spirit of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

A Grace to say before a meal

In a world where many are hungry, we thank you for our food. In a world where many are lonely, we thank you for  our friends. In a world where many are lost, we thank you for our Saviour, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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