International Day of Prayer for Peace
The World Council of Churches has designated September 21 as International Day of Prayer for Peace.
The day is observed to encourage worldwide, spiritual observations for
peace and nonviolence, by all religious and spiritually based groups and
individuals, and by all men, women, and children who seek peace in the
International Day of Peace, also known as World Peace Day, is celebrated on this day. The event is sponsored by the United Nations.
Prayer for Peace
Breathe in us the wind
of truth, wisdom and righteousness.
May your Presence inspire us
to create labyrinths of peace.
Make our hearts burn with love,
honoring all peoples and creation.
Bless all nations, every family and community
while we seek to work for justice and unity.
Prince of Peace,
Lead us to ways of healing and reconciliation
we pray with those who suffer and struggle.
Bless us with your reconciling love that knows no boundaries
as we seek to live in community, justice and peace.
So be it.
- Rev. Elizabeth S. Tapia, Global Ministries