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Prayer for Peace

Almighty God and Creator, You are the Father of all people on earth. I beseech You to guide all the nations and their leaders in the ways of justice and peace. Protect us from the evils of injustice, prejudice, exploitation, conflict and war. Help us to put away mistrust, bitterness and hatred. Teach us to cease the storing and using of implements of war. Lead us to find peace, respect and freedom. Unite us in the making and sharing of tools of peace against ignorance, poverty, disease and oppression. Grant that we may grow in harmony and friendship as brothers and sisters created in Your image, to Your honour and praise. Amen

(St. Ephraim the Syrian)

Offered up for the Day of Solidarity with Christians of the Middle East - Sunday 7 December 2014

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The Our Father

Our Father,
who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

Amen

One Body in Christ

Jesus, you invite and welcome all to you.

We praise and thank you for inviting and welcoming us to be one with you.

Gently remind and encourage us that we are called to announce the Good News that you teach us; that we are all made in God's image and we all have unique gifts.

Inspire us to actively invite and welcome all; for when we include everybody in the Body of Christ, we will then be truly one.

Send us your Spirit so that we, the Church, can strive to be a people of compassion and relationship, and a sacred place where our gifts are acknowledged, received and celebrated; for then we can truly proclaim that we are 'one Body in Christ'.

Amen

© Australian Catholic Bishops Conference 2013

International Day of People with Disability, 3 December, 2014

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace.
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.

Amen

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