Week of Prayer for World Peace

peace-01A liturgy, together with a reflection entitled “The Importunate Widow” – both prepared by Rosalie Sugrue – for the beginning of the Week of World Prayer, and a collection of prayers for use during the Week of prayer for World Peace, prepared by Paddy Payne, have been added to our Church Year resources page.  Scroll down to the bottom of page and look under “Ordinary Time” …

Some sources give the dates for the Week of Prayer for World Peace as 9-16 October 2016, others as 16-23 October 2016, while yet another simply says from the 3rd to the 4th Sundays in October – perhaps two weeks of prayer for world peace would not actually go amiss!

Peace Sunday – 7 August

August 7th is Peace Sunday, the day after Hiroshima Day.  Christian World Service may have an order of service (though not yet).  They do have some archived services from past years with good material – check under the heading Conflict and Peace.

Here is the first part of a Prayer for Peace which has been added to our Prayers page

Lord, we pray for the power to be gentle,
the strength to be forgiving,
the patience to be understanding,
and the endurance to accept the consequences
of holding to what we believe to be right.