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Peace Prayer

May 22, 2018
                prepared by Carmel Little, CSJP
 

 

Constitutions:
Formation is a life- long process of creative growth
as we participate in the mission of Jesus Christ
through the vowed life.
We believe that the Spirit leads each of us
to an integrity of life
expressive of the wholeness of peace. #63
 
Reading:       
       I, Wisdom, am with you.                                            
       am a light that will never grow dim.
       Watch for me at the very start of what you are about,
       And you will have no trouble.
       You will find me, ever present, sitting at your tables.
       Even thinking about my presence, my concern, my willingness
       To inspire and instruct you.
       As you meet with each other,
       I meet with each and all of you.    Wisdom 6:12-17


Prayer:
              Holy Spirit come to us, Veni, Sancte Spiritus.
              Fill our hearts, renew our love, Veni, Sancte Spiritus.
              Holy Spirit come to us, Veni, Sancte Spiritus.
              Give us wisdom, truth and grace, Veni, Sancte Spiritus.
 
Quiet Reflection
 
Reading:       
              The Spirit helps us in our weakness for we do not know how to pray
              as we ought but the Spirit makes intercessions for us
              with groanings that cannot be expressed in speech.
              God who searches the heart knows what the Spirit means,
              for the Spirit intercedes for the saints as God wills.  Roman 8:26
 
Prayer:
                        Holy Spirit come to us,  Veni, Sancte Spiritus.
                        Fill our hearts, renew our love, Veni, Sancte Spiritus.
                        Holy Spirit come to us, Veni, Sancte Spiritus.
                        Give us wisdom, truth and grace, Veni, Sancte Spiritus.
 
Quiet Reflection
 
A Prayer to the Holy Spirit
                        Come, Spirit of God, grant us the power to be gentle,
                        the strength to be forgiving, the patience to be understanding,
                        the endurance to accept the consequences of holding on to what is right.
 
                        Come Spirit of God, help us to put our trust
                        in the, power of good to overcome evil,
                        the power of love to overcome hatred.
                                                           
                        Come, Spirit of God, enlighten us
                        with the vision to see and the faith to believe in
                        a world free from violence,
                        a new world where fear will no longer lead us
                        to commit injustices,
                        nor selfishness cause us to bring suffering to others.
 
                        Come ,Spirit of wisdom and love,
                        Source of all good,
                        teach us your truth
                        and guide our actions
                        in your way of peace.  Amen
                                                            Pax Christi USA
                                                                           As printed in Good News
                                                                           from the Missions Office Seattle Archdiocese
 
 
 
 

Peace Prayer

"So yes, we are forever beginning, and the best we can do is be very grateful that each new beginning is one more chance to grow. "

Margaret Byrne, CSJP