Prayers for bringers of conciliation between enemies or those estranged, and separated
We continue to pray together this Community Liturgy – ‘I am for peace’ (page 1066 in Celtic Daily Prayer Book Two) – every day over seven days (and beyond). In doing so, as we light these daily candles, we pray for, and with, our brothers and sisters in Ukraine, Russia, Poland, other neighbouring countries and all affected by the consequences of this war.
TODAY we light the sixth of our seven candles
Sometimes the path of peace is hard to search for
- We honour the courage of
King Aldfrith of Northumbria who said,
‘Any quarrel merits mediation’ and
‘Peace is better even than a successful war.’
Give us the courage to be known as peacemakers.
- When we feel outnumbered,
out-argued or overwhelmed,
give us courage to say,
‘I stand for peace.’
I stand for peace.
- Even though strong lions rage,
still I am for peace.
- We light a candle…
The sixth candle is lit
and pray for all
who minister peace by bringing conciliation,
so enemies can find common understanding,
and the estranged be reconciled.
- God of Aidan, God of Adamnan and Aldfrith,
teach us, like them, to study peace,
to seek peace and pursue it.
Teach us the ways of Your Christ.
- In every part of the wide world
He puts an end to war.
- He breaks the bow.
- He snaps the spear.
He comes as Prince of Peace.
Each day we will post part of the liturgy, as a focus for your prayers.
A short message from Carolyn Howard, our Welcome and Hospitality Lead at Nether Springs – our mother house – can be viewed below.
You can download a copy of the whole liturgy below: