Peace Be With You
This is a time “to remember to work for peace”. Some scripture and songs, words and prayers of peace to encourage and challenge us.
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
– Colossians 3:15
Peace is as delicate as the woven web of the spider; so intricate, so complex, yet so easily destroyed. Lord, give us the peace that lasts, that binds us together, that gives hope. Peace, so delicate yet so strong, is our prayer for today and tomorrow.
– John Johansen-Berg
O God, all holy one, you are our Mother and our Father and we are your children. Open our eyes and our hearts so that we may be able to discern your work in the universe. And be able to see Your features in every one of Your children. May we learn that there are many paths but all lead to You. Help us to know that you have created us for family, for togetherness, for peace, for gentleness, for compassion, for caring, for sharing.” “May we know that You want us to care for one another as those who know that they are sisters and brothers, members of the same family, Your family, the human family. Help us to beat our swords into plowshares and our spears into pruning hooks, so that we may be able to live in peace and harmony, wiping away the tears from the eyes of those who are less fortunate than ourselves. And may we know war no more, as we strive to be what You want us to be: Your children. Amen.
– Desmond M. Tutu
Be the change you want to see in the world.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
– Francis of Assisi
Peace before us, peace behind us, peace under our feet. Peace within us, peace over us, let all around us be peace.
– based on a Navajo prayer
Now may the Lord of peace give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.
– Thessalonians 3:16
Pastor Eleanor Epp-Stobbe