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Daily Prayer for Peace — 06 July

Daily Prayer for Peace — 06 July

Indigenous Peoples of Oceania—map

Gathering in Silence

Call to Prayer

Lighting of Candle

Invitation

In the name of Jesus Christ, welcome to this service of peace. “The rise of Zion the beautiful, the peaceful reign of Christ, awaits your wholehearted response to the call to make and steadfastly hold to God’s covenant of peace in Jesus Christ.”

—Doctrine and Covenants 164:9b

Today in our prayers we remember the Indigenous Peoples of Oceania, which includes most islands of the Pacific Ocean, New Guinea and the continent of Australia. We remember the the Polynesians, Melanesians, Micronesians, Papuans, Australian Aborigines and the many indigenous peoples of Oceana.

Scripture Reading—John 1:14, 16-17

And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.

From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

Prayer for Peace

Fred Snider

In the name of Jesus Christ, we come to learn. To be, and to give peace. We ask for the knowledge and strength to live peaceably with all persons; that through the witness of our lives, others might see the possibility and have hope for their own peace. May we ever see new ways to promote peace within and between individuals, peoples, and nations. Amen.

Hymn

Today’s hymn is “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence,” 405 in Community of Christ Sings. Sing or silently reflect on the meaning of the text.

Prayers of the People

As we enter a time of guided prayer, meditation, and musical reflection, you are invited to offer silent prayers or meditate during the moments of quiet. The Prayers of the People begin with individuals and groups, then move out from this Temple of peace to include the human family and, ultimately, the planet.

Jesus Christ, the light of the world, invites you into his presence and his peace. Please allow yourself to breathe deeply and envision yourself in his all-embracing light as we share the prayers of the people.

Pause.

Radiant God, we come into your presence grateful for the light you have brought into the world; breathe your spirit into our very beings. May your love shine from within us as evidence that you continue to bless your creation with possibility and peace.

Pause.

Illuminating One, as we experience that light within us, help us radiate your love and light to those around us. May our friends, families, coworkers, and neighbors become aware of your light that emanates from within them as well, redeeming brokenness and creating peace.

Pause.

Light of the world, extend ever-increasing brightness within this circle of self and friends to those who live all around the world. We remember all peoples, including the Indigenous Peoples of Oceania, for whom we pray today. In places of darkness and hopelessness, may rays of your saving light break through and provide the way to hope and peace.

Pause.

Holy One, who created darkness and light, bless all your creation with the energy your light produces. Continue to sustain all forms of life—seen and unseen, for the welfare of your beloved creation. May the entire Earth be at peace.

Pause.

May the One who spoke light into darkness and substance out of the void hear our prayers. May the circle of light in which we live be enlarged to encompass all that was, and is, and is to be. Amen.

Musical Reflection

Sending Forth

As we depart in joy,

Confront injustices,

Be part of transformations toward peace, and

Generate hope for the world.

Go in peace.

Susan Naylor, DPP@CofChrist.org


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