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ACNS3252 Prayer for Peace in Iraq and the Middle East

From "Anglican Communion News Service" <>
Date Sun, 12 Jan 2003 21:42:57 -0000

ACNS 3252     |     MIDDLE EAST     |	  13 JANUARY 2003

Prayer for Peace in Iraq and the Middle East

[National Justice and Peace Network/Pax Christi/Cafod]

At a time of war and rumours of war

We come to you, God Creator.
You are the source of life and beauty and power.
Your son Jesus is the way of faith and hope and love.
Your Spirit is the fire of love, the fount of wisdom, the bond of unity.
You call us at all times to be people of the beatitudes,
Witnesses to the Gospel of peace and love and forgiveness.
You call us at this time, when war and rumours of war, weigh heavily on the
peoples of Iraq and the Middle East.
Their lives are already broken by suffering and violence.

We renew our acceptance of your call.

We promise to work:

To bring the light of the Gospel to those living in darkness,
To bring the hope of the Gospel to those living in despair,
To bring the healing of the Gospel to the lonely, the disadvantaged, the
And to bring the peace of the gospel to a divided world.

We invite you to join with others every Friday to pray for peace in Iraq and
the Middle East. You may want to extend your prayer to an hour, a day, 24
hours. For more information and prayer resources, contact:

National Justice and Peace Network:
Pax Christi:

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