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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Praying for Peace and Miracles




Byzantine Orthodox Icon (1132) known as “Our Lady of Kyiv”

"Peace"
From the book, Benedictus
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"As the fever of day calms towards twilight

May all that is strained in us come to ease.

We pray for all who suffered violence today,

May an unexpected serenity surprise them.

For those who risk their lives each day for peace,

May their hearts glimpse providence at the heart of history.

That those who make riches from violence and war

Might hear in their dreams the cries of the lost.

That we might see through our fear of each other

A new vision to heal our fatal attraction to aggression.

That those who enjoy the privilege of peace

Might not forget their tormented brothers and sisters.

That the wolf might lie down with the lamb,

That our swords be beaten into ploughshares

And no hurt or harm be done

Anywhere along the

holy mountain."


JOHN O'DONOHUE




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4 comments:

  1. So well said. I pray for Peace in this world every night and every day. I just can't understand it all. Such sadness for those lost recently. xoxo Marilyn

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  2. Diane, my very best to you and your entire family, always.

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  3. That's so lovely,Marilyn. And I pray for you now and always as you walk your healing journey.

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